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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Today at the Court
8:15am Judicial Conference - Bismarck
8:00 am Court Reporter Conference - Bismarck
New Opinions: Nov. 20
The Supreme Court posted four new opinions on Nov. 20.
Judicial Conference Nov. 20-21 agenda
The agenda for the Nov. 20-21 meeting of the Judicial Conference and the conference's June 15 minutes have been posted.
G.F. bar association hosts Supreme Court
Justices Tufte and Jensen The Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association hosted the Supreme Court for lunch on Nov. 2. The justices were in town as part of the Court's annual visit to the University of North Dakota School of Law. During the visit, Justices Jerod Tufte and Jon Jensen spoke to the bar association about their transitions from District Court bench to the Supreme Court.
FBI hate crime rate down in ND, but may be missing 7 Fargo cases
FBI Seal Bismarck Tribune: "The FBI last week released its annual statistical report on hate crimes and, for the first time in several years, North Dakota was not among the top 10 states based on hate crimes per capita."
Fort Pierre's Randy Seiler to retire as U.S. attorney for SD
Pierre Capital Journal: "Randy Seiler of Fort Pierre will announce Monday his retirement as U.S. attorney for South Dakota, he told the Capital Journal. A career federal prosecutor in South Dakota, Seiler, 71, has been working as U.S. attorney since March 2015."
Minn. appeals court: Sentence must be reduced for minister who abused girls
WCCO News/AP: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the leader of an isolated religious sect who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two teenagers must be given a lesser sentence."
  • Opinion Link: State v. Barnard
  • Iowa court: Kids of divorced stepparent must pay inheritance tax
    Iowa Great Seal Rochester Post Bulletin/AP: "The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that a brother and sister who inherited a large share of their stepfather's estate when he died in 2012 must pay inheritance taxes in a case that challenged the way Iowa's tax laws treat stepchildren."
  • Opinion Link: Tyler v. Iowa Department of Revenue
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a City Prosecutor with the City of Fargo has been posted.

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    Judge Whelan investiture ceremony set for Dec. 20
    Judge Barbara L. Whelan A formal investiture ceremony for Northeast Judicial District Judge Barbara L. Whelan has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Walsh County Courthouse. Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Whelan to fill the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger.
    Lawyer licenses expire Dec. 31
    The State Board of Law Examiners reminds lawyers that 2017 licenses to practice law in North Dakota expire December 31, 2017, regardless of when the 2017 license fee was paid. Lawyers should watch their mail for the 2018 billing in the coming weeks and promptly pay the fee.
    New Order Nov. 13
    The Supreme Court posted a new order on Nov. 13.
    Court adopts amendments to rule on advocates in protection order cases
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. Rule 34 on advocates for alleged victims in civil protection order cases. The amendments take effect Dec.1.

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