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Monday, August 20, 2018
New Opinion: Aug. 3
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 3.
Court seeks comment on proposed changes to referee rule
The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment on proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 13 regarding the scope of delegable duties to judicial referees. Comments are due Sept. 21.
September Term of Court
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The September Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
DHS starts rulemaking to amend child support guidelines
The Child Support Division of the Department of Human Services is proposing amendments to the child support guidelines. A public hearing on the proposed amendments will be held Sept. 5 and the deadline for submitting written comments is Sept. 17.
  • Notice of Intent to Amend Child Support Guidelines
  • Proposed Amendments to Child Support Guidelines
  • Justice Neil Gorsuch says U.S. Supreme Court members may disagree, but there's no bad blood
    Justice Neil Gorsuch Des Moines Register: "Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Colorado native who joined the U.S. Supreme Court last year, describes the nine justices as professional and respectful colleagues that get along like brothers and sisters who don't always agree on everything."
    U.S.: Court reinstates suspended WOTUS rule
    Capital Press: "A U.S. District Court in South Carolina has reinstated the controversial 2015 Waters of the United States rule that expanded EPA and Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Alternative Municipal Judge for the City of Grand Forks has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Chief Justice VandeWalle celebrates 85th birthday, 40 years on court
    Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle celebrated his 85th birthday and 40 years of service on the Supreme Court on Aug. 15. VandeWalle was appointed to the Court in 1978 by Governor Arthur Link to fill the unexpired term of Justice Robert Vogel, who resigned. He has served longer than any other North Dakota Supreme Court justice.
  • Chief Justice VandeWalle Biography
  • Domestic Violence Court begins in Grand Forks
    Justice Jensen provides background on the court The state's first Domestic Violence Court began operating in Grand Forks Aug. 15. Northeast Central Judicial District Judge Jason McCarthy presented an overview of the concept and an orientation to the operation of the court, after which the court's first session commenced.
  • Domestic Violence Court Factsheet
  • Court seeks comment on proposed specialized dockets committee rule
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment on proposed N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 60, which would establish an interdisciplinary committee on specialized dockets. Comments are due Sept. 4.
    Court adopts amendments to rule on informal complaint procedure
    The Supreme Court has issued an Order of Adoption amending N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 44 on informal complaint procedure. The amendments take effect Sept. 1.
    New Opinion: Aug. 1
    The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 1.
    UND to host collaborative law training
    The UND School of Law will host a training in collaborative negotiating, sponsored by the North Dakota Collaborative Divorce Group and the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota. The 2-day basic training will take place Sept. 7-8.
  • Training Details
  • 'We're holding them accountable'
    Dickinson Press: "A small percentage of North Dakota's youth are drifting between the state's child welfare and juvenile justice systems, often concurrently. Disproportionately these youth are minorities with histories of abuse and neglect."
    Wrigley nominated for North Dakota U.S. Attorney
    Drew Wrigley My ND Now: "President Trump has nominated former North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley for the position of U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota."
  • Drew Wrigley Attorney Record

  • Federal

    Minnesota
    Minn.: Brown County Teen Court celebrates 20 years in action
    New Ulm Journal: "Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty said Teen Court nationally shows that teens who are sentenced by teens are less likely to get into trouble a second time, and more likely to pay any money they owe for damages faster than if they go through traditional court."

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    Montana Supreme Court rejects industry group's request for initiative rewrite
    Montana State Seal Helena Independent Record/AP: "A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request to rewrite the ballot statement of a citizen's initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes."
  • Opinion Link: Montanans Against Tax Hikes v. State

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    A job announcement for an Attorney with the N.D. Insurance Department in Bismarck has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a Prosecutor with the Spirit Lake Tribe in Fort Totten has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a Case Administrator I with the U.S. District Court in Bismarck has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a Juvenile Court Officer I with the Juvenile Court in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Law Clerk with the U.S. District Court in Bismarck has been posted.
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    A job announcement for Indigent Defense Contractors with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Williston and Watford City has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Indigent Defense Contractor with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Grand Forks has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for Staff Attorneys with Legal Services of North Dakota in Fargo and Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Indigent Defense Contractor with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in the South Central Judicial District has been posted.

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