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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Today at the Court
9:30am Runge v. Disciplinary Board
10:45am Interest of J.A.H.
10:45am Interest of D.H.
1:30pm State v. Brandborg
2:45pm Deeth v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation
November Term of Court
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The November term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
Appellate practice tip of the week
Drop the hyperbole!!!
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  • Ray David 1925-2014
    Ray David Longtime Dickinson-area State Senator Ray David, 88, died Sept. 30. A private family memorial service will be held a later date. Bismarck Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  • Bismarck Funeral Home
  • Last Execution
    Prairie Public: "[Oct. 17,] 1905, John Rooney was hanged at the State Penitentiary in Bismarck. He had been convicted of murder, but went to his death claiming he was innocent."
  • Four Capital Murder Trials Since the Last Execution in 1905
  • U.S.: Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records
    United States Supreme Court building Associated Press: "The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police."
    Supreme Court denies Montana candidate's appeal
    Helena Independent Record: "Mark French really wants to tell Montana voters which Republican Party officials have endorsed him in next month's election, but he won't be getting any help from the U.S Supreme Court. The nation's highest court on Friday rejected the judicial candidate's request to block a state rule that says he can't seek or use Republican endorsements in his nonpartisan race."
    Mont.: Standardized bar exam broadens scope to 50 states
    NBC Montana News: "The Montana bar's switch to a standardized test takes the focus off Montana law and broadens the scope to all 50 states. The test results from July's bar exam reveal a 20 percent drop in passing scores. Typically 87 to 94 percent of UM law students pass the test. This year only 64 percent did, which means 22 students failed."
    Minn.: Man wants to sue for being kept in jail too long
    MPR News: "A man imprisoned in Minnesota for more than three years longer than his original sentence is trying to sue the Department of Corrections. But there's no state law LaVelle Bible can cite for his lawsuit, an unusual dilemma that legal scholars and lawmakers say Minnesota should fix."
    Minn. court: No need to sell Mercedes to pay for stolen BMW
    Minnesota Great Seal MPR News: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled [Oct. 20] that a man who stole a BMW from a Bloomington car dealer doesn't have to sell his Mercedes to pay restitution for his crime."
  • Opinion Text: State v. Alexander
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Clerk of District Court I in Rolla has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    The Department of Human Services has posted a job announcement for an Attorney I at the Devils Lake Regional Child Support Unit.

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    Fargo Veterans Stand Down -- The Oct. 15, 2015 Photos
    Stand Down Logo On Oct. 15, Cass/Clay Project Community Connect and the Fargo VA Healthcare system presented a veterans stand down event at the Fargodome. The North Dakota court system participated by offering a special court session for veterans wishing to clear warrants and resolve criminal matters. Here are the photos.
  • Judicial system organizes stand down court for veterans
  • Cass/Clay Project Community Connect
  • Fargo VA Health Care System
  • Judge Tufte starts work, investiture set for Oct. 31
    Jerod Tufte New Southeast District Judge Jerod Tufte started work Sept. 19. His formal investiture ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Barnes County Courthouse in Valley City. Tufte was appointed July 11 to fill the vacancy created by Judge John Paulson's retirement.
  • Judge Tufte Biography
  • Court sets hearing on petition to amend procedural rules, seeks comment
    The North Dakota Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Hearing and Comment on the Joint Procedure's Committee's annual Petition to Amend Court Rules. The committee proposes amendment of N.D.R.Civ.P. 3 and 26; N.D.R.Crim.P. 43; N.D.R.Ct. 10.1 and 11.2; and N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R 13, 41, and 52. Comments are due Oct. 30.

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    A job announcement for a Staff Attorney with the Legal Services of North Dakota in Minot has been posted.
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