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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Today at the Court
1:30 pm State v. Bornsen
New Opinion: Oct. 18
Judical vacancy at Fargo filled.
U.S. District Court requires updates for attorney accounts
U.S. District Court The District of North Dakota is now live on NextGen CM/ECF. Attorneys must link their upgraded individual PACER account to their CM/ECF account or they will not be able to e-file in NextGen CM/ECF.
  • Instructions on Linking Accounts
  • North Dakota Law Review releases latest issue
    Volume 93, Issue 3, of the North Dakota Law Review is now available online.
    U.S.: Sandra Day O'Connor says she has dementia, withdraws from public life
    Sandra Day O'Connor NPR News: "Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with 'the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease,' in an open letter that was released Tuesday."
    U.S.: Treaties versus taxes in federal Indian law
    SCOTUSblog: "Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc. pits an 1855 treaty against a 2006 state statute designed to avoid tribal tax immunity."

    North Dakota
    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.
    Notice of Judicial Vacancy
    The Judicial Nominating Committee received a letter from Governor Doug Burgum convening the committee to screen applicants and submit a list of nominees to fill the seat in the East Central Judicial District as a result of the resignation of Judge Douglas R. Herman. Applications are due Nov. 1.
    October Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The October Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    NECJD to celebrate 10 years of adult drug court
    The Northeast Central Judicial District will be celebrating 10 years of Adult Drug Court on Oct. 29 with a special drug court session. Past participants will speak at the celebration, which is open to the public.
    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.

    Federal
    Supreme Court Justice Thomas stresses need for neutrality
    Justice Clarence Thomas Associated Press: "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says judicial independence and neutrality is as important as ever with public opinion deeply divided on high-profile issues."
    Eighth Circuit hears fight over pipeline land deals
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Courthouse News Service: "The Eighth Circuit heard oral arguments Thursday over whether pipeline company Dakota Access pressured landowners into easement agreements and lied to them about how much money they could get for sections of their property."
    U.S.: Justice Department expands tribal police help, calling it 'right thing to do'
    MPR News: "Last year, police in Washington state were chasing a lead about an elder abuse case that quickly took a turn toward the criminal. Mark Williams, a veteran detective for the Suquamish Police Department, said he'd learned the nickname of a potential suspect in a kidnapping of a man in his 90s."
    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.

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