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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Appellate practice tip of the week
Don't put anything important to the case in a footnote. If it is not important to the case, leave it out.
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  • N.D. Attorney General opinion: Oct. 12
    Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that the Morton County Commission failed to comply with the procedural requirements when it held an executive session for attorney consultation and negotiating strategy relating to a tangible threat of litigation.
    Ehlis takes Oath of Office in formal ceremony
    Recently appointed Southwest District Judge Rhonda Ehlis received her robe and gavel before taking the oath of office in front of a crowded courtroom Friday as part of her Investiture Ceremony.
    Cost of defending, incarcerating Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. climbs above $1.5 million
    Grand Forks Herald: "In the case of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., the price of seeking justice has been pricey.The cost of his legal defense in federal court combined with the cost of incarcerating him has climbed above $1.5 million -- a bill that's footed by taxpayers."
    U.S. court places nationwide hold on clean water rule
    Jamestown Sun: "A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, the latest in a series of legal setbacks for Obama administration environmental regulations."
  • 6th Circuit Opinion
  • California law requiring warrant for digital searches is 'a landmark win for digital privacy' "A new California law requiring police to get warrants for online data is the most protective in the country."
    Delegation represents N.D. at human trafficking summit
    ND delegation at human trafficking summit Justice Lisa Fair McEvers, Judge Robin Schmidt, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and State Court Administrator Sally Holewa are in New York City representing North Dakota at the National Summit on Human Trafficking and the State Courts. The summit is intended to raise awareness about human trafficking and the important role state courts can play in combating it.
  • Human Trafficking Summit Website
  • U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 13 arguments
    United States Supreme Court building Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether the Court's decision that the Eighth Amendment prohibits mandatory life sentences for juveniles applies retroactively and a case on whether a state's death sentencing scheme can be considered constitutional if it does not require jury unanimity.
  • Montgomery v. Louisiana
  • Hurst v. Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 14 arguments
    Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may pay retail customers to consume less electricity and a case on whether a class action becomes moot when the lead plaintiff receives an offer of complete relief.
  • FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association
  • Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez

  • North Dakota
    Court names law clerks for 2016-2017
    The Supreme Court has named law clerks for a one-year term starting August 1, 2016: Brent Boeddeker, Fargo, Brandt Doerr, Minot, Peter Hvidston, Fargo, Mindy Lawrence, Park Rapids, Minn., and Eric Lundberg, Grand Forks.
    Trial court tip
    Before you go into the courtroom, check the case file in Odyssey to make sure all your documents have been filed.
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