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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tomorrow at the Court
8:00am Justices Teaching Institute - Bismarck
New Opinion: Oct. 18
Judical vacancy at Fargo filled.
Supreme Court cases to be heard at UND Law School
The North Dakota Supreme Court will hear four oral arguments and judge the fall Moot Court student competition final argument at the University of North Dakota School of Law on Oct. 24-25.
Secure WiFi added to ND State Penitentiary
KFYR News: "The North Dakota State penitentiary has incorporated a secure WiFi system to the prison, one that inmates can access. This allows more freedom and also more privacy."
U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why
Reuters: "Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news."
Minn.: Law school opens a wellness room to support students
Minnesota Daily: "A goal of the room is to give students a space to unwind and focus on themselves, rather than their coursework. One sign in the room reads, 'No homework allowed.'"

North Dakota
Justices Teaching Institute to be held Oct. 18-19
On Oct. 18-19, 20 history, government, and social studies teachers from across the state will gather in Bismarck to participate in the Seventh North Dakota Justices Teaching Institute: "The Constitution and Judicial Decision-Making."
October Term of Court
North Dakota Supreme Court
The October Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
Court adopts changes to rule on judicial referees
The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 13 regarding the scope of duties delegable to judicial referees. The amendments take effect Jan. 1.
Court approves new rule on specialized dockets
The Supreme Court has approved new Administrative Rule 60, which creates "an interdisciplinary committee on specialized dockets." The new rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.
UND School of Law to host free CLE on Philando Castile case
The UND School of Law International Human Rights Organization and the Black Law Students Association will host Ramsey County, Minn., Chief Prosecutor John J. Choi for a discussion of the Philando Castile case on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the UND Law Baker Courtroom.
LSND to hold winter CLE Dec. 7
Legal Services of North Dakota will hold its Winter continuing legal education seminar on Dec. 7 at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck.
North Dakota BCI director confirmed as U.S. marshal
Bismarck Tribune: "North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation Director Dallas Carlson has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. marshal for the District of North Dakota."

Crow man takes hunting case to U.S. Supreme Court, says 1868 treaty is on his side
United States Supreme Court building KPAX News: "Native American tribes in the western United States will be closely watching an upcoming Supreme Court case that could set a precedent for tribal hunting rights and the application of Indian treaties."
U.S. Chief Justice Roberts: Court's past errors stemmed from giving in to politics
Chief Justice John Roberts MPR News: "Chief Justice John Roberts defended the independence of the federal judiciary in the wake of a tense confirmation battle for Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberts was at the University of Minnesota Tuesday as part of a lecture series."
U.S. District Court announces proposed revisions to local rules
U.S. District Court The U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota has proposed revisions to seven of the court's Local Rules. The proposed rules are now available for public comment.

Twin Cities prosecutors, defenders push to expand Minnesota veteran courts
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "The war in Afghanistan was nine years old when Hennepin County started the state's first veterans treatment court in 2010. More vet courts have been added since. But with no end to the war in sight, questions are being raised about whether the state's vet courts can keep up with the growing number of veterans."
She's Minnesota's new top U.S. prosecutor, and crimes against children still hold her attention
St. Paul Pioneer Press: "'As a state judge, you get to make people's lives better one case at a time. But when you are a U.S. attorney, you can make people's lives better one case at a time but also thousands of people's lives at a time because you can set policies that affect the state of Minnesota.'"

South Dakota
S.D. Supreme Court: City of Sioux Falls not responsible for Kuehn Park bicycle accident
South Dakota Great Seal Sioux Falls Argus Leader: "City Hall is not responsible for injuries a Sioux Falls man sustained in a 2014 bicycle crash at a public park, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled."
  • Opinion Link: Fischer v. City of Sioux Falls
  • S.D.: American Legion wins tax fight with Pennington County
    Rapid City Journal: "[A] dispute between Legion Post #22 and the Pennington County Tax Assessor's Office mostly reached a resolution when the state Supreme Court ruled the patriotic veterans' organization that runs a bar and restaurant and gives to philanthropic causes has a 100 percent exemption from local property taxes."
  • Opinion Link: American Legion v. Pennington County
  • South Dakota board to hear first 'compassionate parole' case
    Quincy Herald Whig/AP: "A South Dakota man sentenced in 1999 to nearly 60 years in prison for molesting boys while working as a counselor at a juvenile correctional center will be the first person to have a hearing after the state, facing rising prison health care costs, launched a new 'compassionate parole' system."


    Other Jurisdictions
    Iowa Supreme Court takes Pinky the dog's case
    Des Moines Register: "The Iowa Supreme Court will decide whether the ordinance used to confine a Des Moines dog for two years as a dangerous animal is unconstitutional."

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