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Sunday, May 27, 2018
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New Opinions: May 14
The Supreme Court posted two new opinions on May 14.
Pieces to the puzzle: Various groups tackle juvenile justice issues in lean times
Bismarck Tribune: "Someone as young as 7 may be held criminally responsible in the state of North Dakota. But that could change. A bill unanimously passed out of the state's interim Justice Reinvestment Committee would revise the state's age of criminal responsibility."
U.S.: Supreme Court on administration flip-flops, trading judicial robes for summer plans
United States Supreme Court building CBS News/AP: "Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and lawyer Paul Clement often find themselves on opposite sides of issues he argues and she helps decide at the high court. But at a recent event in Washington, Kagan and Clement agreed new administrations should be sparing in changing their predecessors' positions in pending Supreme Court cases."
Daugaard to name circuit judge to South Dakota Supreme Court
South Dakota Great Seal KSFY News: "Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he will appoint circuit court Judge Mark Salter to the South Dakota Supreme Court. The governor said Thursday he will name Salter, of Sioux Falls, to replace Justice Glen Severson, who will retire in June."
Job Announcement
A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I with the District Court in Bismarck has been posted.
Job Announcement
A job announcement for five Law Clerks with the Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

North Dakota
Deadline extended for Justices Teaching Institute applications
The deadline to apply for the few remaining spots for the 2018 North Dakota Supreme Court Justices Teaching Institute is extended to June 1. The event is scheduled for October 18-19, 2018, in Bismarck.
Youth Cultural Liaison Program begins in Devils Lake
The North Dakota Court System's Northeast Judicial District Juvenile Court in Devils Lake has contracted with The Village Family Service Center to develop a Youth Cultural Liaison Program in the Lake Region. The program focuses on reducing the over-representation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system.
Court seeks comment on proposed changes to court records rules
The Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 19 on court records management and the retention schedule, and adoption of a new N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 41 on access to court records. Comments are due June 1.
8th Circuit decides N.D. case
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a conviction in a North Dakota drug conspiracy case.
  • United States v. Kopecky
  • Hand in hand: ND juvenile court relies on work with schools, nonprofits
    Bismarck Tribune: "Tim Tausend doesn't see the kids at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center as inmates or offenders. They're survivors."

    Federal
    Wyoming courts got Crow Tribe treaty wrong, says U.S. solicitor general
    Billings Gazette: "Wyoming courts got it wrong and the U.S. Supreme Court should review the case in which a Crow tribal member has asserted his 150-year-old treaty right to hunt elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, the No. 3 official in the U.S. Department of Justice has recommended."
    Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference set for Aug. 15-17
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them Aug. 15 -17 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the bar.

    Minnesota
    Law school reckoning: University of Minnesota wants more subsidies to stay selective
    MPR News: "The University of Minnesota Law School is still trying to recover from a big dip in enrollment. And the university's Board of Regents is weighing how best to help the law school while not taking too much from the university's other programs."

    South Dakota

    Montana
    Appeals court upholds Montana's landmark campaign-disclosure law
    KTVH News: "A federal appeals court has upheld Montana's landmark law to force disclosure of campaign spending and fundraising by so-called 'dark money' groups - and others attempting to influence elections here."

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    A job announcement for an Attorney II (Public Defender) for the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Watford City has been posted.
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    A job announcement for Contract Attorneys with the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in the Southeast Judicial District has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a Special Case Contractor with the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents has been posted.

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