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Saturday, July 22, 2017
New Opinion: July 19
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on July 19.
Retirement reception for Justice Kapsner to be held July 27
Justice Kapsner A retirement reception for the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, will be held Thursday, July 27, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the State Capitol in Bismarck.
Joint Procedure Committee April minutes
The minutes of the April 27 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee have been posted.
N.D. commissioners attend uniform law meeting
Uniform Law Commissioners North Dakota Uniform Law Commissioners partipated in the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission in San Diego in July. North Dakota commissioners participating included Owen L. Anderson, Jay Buringrud, Jennifer Clark, Parrell Grossman, Judge Gail Hagerty, Sen. David Hogue, Rep. Lawrence Klemin, Bradley Myers, former Sen. Dave Nething, Jake Rodenbiker, Justice Jerod E. Tufte and Candace Zierdt.
S.D.: High court vacates Annette Bosworth's perjury convictions
U.S. News/AP: "The South Dakota Supreme Court this week reversed half of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth's convictions stemming from her unsuccessful 2014 Republican primary race."
  • Opinion Text: State v. Bosworth

  • North Dakota
    James Eissinger 1934-2017
    James Eissinger James R. Eissinger, of Lubbock, Texas, died July 13. He grew up in North Dakota and graduated from the UND School of Law in 1964. He later taught law at UND before moving in 1972 to the Texas Tech School of Law where he was a longtime professor.
  • James Eissinger Attorney Record
  • Retirement reception to be held for Judge John Greenwood
    Judge John Greenwood A retirement reception for Southeast Judicial District Judge John Greenwood will be held Wednesday, July 26, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the 1882 Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown.
    Criminal justice reforms have sheriffs worried
    Bismarck Tribune: "A slate of new criminal justice reforms has caused a stir among county sheriffs. 'It's kind of a scary time right now,' said Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser. Kaiser and other sheriffs fear the new reforms will shift costs from the state to the counties."

    U.S. District Court seeking comment on proposed rule changes
    U.S. District Court The District of North Dakota has proposed revisions to two of the Court's Local Rules, General Rule 1.10 and Criminal Rule 32.1. Comments are due July 28.

    U.S.: Two recent Supreme Court decisions are of particular interest and importance in Minnesota
    United States Supreme Court building MinnPost: "Shortly before its summer recess, the U. S. Supreme Court unanimously issued a pair of concurrent rulings concerning the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. Although neither arose in Minnesota, the pair are of particular interest and importance here."
  • Matal v. Tam
  • Packingham v. North Carolina
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rules against challenge to rental property inspections
    Minnesota Great Seal Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Rental licensing rules in cities across Minnesota survived a legal challenge Tuesday, when the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that routine inspections do not infringe on tenant privacy rights."
  • Opinion Text: City of Golden Valley v. Wiebesick

  • South Dakota
    S.D.: State fund created to speed up mental health screening for criminal defendants
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader: "The Department of Social Services is working on a contract with the Association of County Commissioners to take money previously given to the Human Services Center for court-ordered forensic evaluation and distribute it to counties."


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