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Friday, April 20, 2018
Monday at the Court
9:00 am Haider v. Moen
3:00 pm Pettinger v. Carroll
Waived State v. Parks
New Opinion: April 17
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on April 17.
John J. Fagerholt 1984-2018
UND School of Law graduate, John Fagerholt, died Apr. 1. Visitation for John will be from 3-4 PM followed by the celebration of life at 4 PM, Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, in Fargo.
CA Appeals Court Hands Monsanto a Legal Setback
courthousenews.com: "A California state appeals court dealt Monsanto a legal defeat on Thursday, ruling the state was well within in its legal bounds when it decided to list a weed-killing chemical as a possible cancer-causing agent. California's Fifth Appellate District affirmed a ruling, saying California's decision to list glyphosate as a possible carcinogen, based on determinations made by international health organizations, did not override the rights of U.S. citizens."
Wisconsin Justices Hear Challenge to Cemetery Rules
courthousenews.com: "The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a case over whether it should be unlawful to own both a funeral home and a cemetery."
Justices teach students about jury service
Justice Lisa K. Fair McEvers and Justice Jon J. Jensen On April 17, Justice Lisa K. Fair McEvers and Justice Jon J. Jensen provided a presentation at Beulah High School on jury service in North Dakota. All of the senior students at the school attended the presentation. Brian Filibeck, a social studies teacher at the school, helped to arrange the visit.
Southwest District Bar serves dinner at Angel 37 Kitchen
The Southwest District Bar Association served the meal at the Angel 37 kitchen on April 17 in Dickinson. Angel 37 kitchen is a community event, hosted by various groups and served each week. Here are the photos.
Prof. Christensen to deliver NPILC Distinguished Indian Law lecture April 20
UND Law professor Grant Christensen will be the NPILC's Distinguished Indian Law speaker, and he will present a lecture titled "Indigenous Governance and Strong Sustainability" on Friday, April 20 at noon in the Baker Courtroom. Remote access to the lecture is available.
MN Supreme Court upholds audit law
CBS Minnesota News: "The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a 2015 law limiting State Auditor Rebecca Otto's duties. Wednesday's unanimous decision ends Otto's years of challenges."
  • Opinion Link: Otto v. Wright County
  • Billings rape case argued before Montana Supreme Court at MSU
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle: "Montana Supreme Court justices heard arguments in a Billings rape case as part of the annual Law Day event at Montana State University on Wednesday morning."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for three Deputy Clerks of District Court I with the District Court in Bismarck has been posted.

    North Dakota
    April Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The April Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    Court seeks comment on proposed changes to court records rules
    The Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 19 on court records management and the retention schedule, and adoption of a new N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 41 on access to court records. Comments are due June 1.
    Joint Procedure Committee April 27 agenda
    The agenda for the April 27 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committee's Jan. 25 minutes have been posted.
    Outgoing N.D. district judge 'disappointed' in lack of candidates
    Judge Bruce Haskell Bismarck Tribune: "South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell said last week he is 'disappointed' that no more than one candidate filed for election to fill his seat. In January, Haskell announced he wouldn't seek re-election to a fifth six-year term."
    8th Circuit decides N.D. case
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the sentence in a North Dakota case involving an alien who illegally reentered the country after being deported.
  • United States v. Hernandez-Beltran

  • Federal
    First Native American tapped as SCOTUS law clerk
    Justice Neil Gorsuch Newsmax: "Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has made history by appointing the first Native American ever to serve as a law clerk in the high court. Tobi Merritt Edwards Young, who is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, will serve as Gorsuch's clerk for one year, beginning in July."
    U.S. Supreme Court opinions: April 17
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a case on deportation of aliens convicted of felonies and in a habeas corpus case on the standard of review of summary state court decisions. The Court vacated a case on warrants to obtain emails stored overseas.
  • Sessions v. Dimaya
  • Wilson v. Sellers
  • United States v. Microsoft Corp.
  • U.S.: Supreme Court closely divided on changing rules for online sales tax collection
    USA Today: "The drive by cash-strapped state governments to collect more sales taxes from online retailers ran into skepticism Tuesday at the Supreme Court, where justices voiced concern about changing long-established rules of interstate commerce."
    U.S. top court rules that Microsoft email privacy dispute is moot
    Reuters: "The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dropped Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute."

    Minnesota
    Thissen appointed to Minnesota Supreme Court
    Paul Thissen Southwest Journal: "Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday selected state Rep. Paul Thissen to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Thissen, an attorney first elected to the state House in 2003, served as Speaker of the House during the 2012-2013 biennium."

    South Dakota
    S.D.: State Supreme Court upholds Aberdeen man's murder conviction
    U.S. News/AP: "South Dakota's Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of an Aberdeen man found guilty of fatally beating a friend over a $400 debt."
  • Opinion Link: State v. Quist

  • Montana

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    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Indigent Defense Contractor with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in the Northwest Judicial District has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Administrative Specialist with the City of Grand Forks Municipal Court has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Electronic Court Recorder with the District Court in Dickinson has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Victim Advocate / Witness Coordinator for Stutsman County in Jamestown has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Legal Assistant (Part Time) with the Stark County State's Attorney's Office in Dickinson has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney with the Ward County State's Attorney's Office in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five Law Clerks with the Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

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