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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tomorrow at the Court
8:00am Juvenile Court Conference - Bismarck
New Opinions: Sept. 20
The Supreme Court posted eight new opinions on Sept. 20.
Justice Jon. J. Jensen Investiture: The September 20, 2017 photos
Justice Jensen takes the oath Justice Jon J. Jensen was formally installed on the Supreme Court bench in an investiture ceremony Sept. 20. Here are the photos.
  • Justice Jensen Biography
  • Judgeship retained at Grand Forks
    The Supreme Court ordered that the judgeship vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Jon J. Jensen be filled at Grand Forks.
    Two finalists named for NEJD vacancy
    Borgen and Whelan The Judicial Nominating Committee has named two finalists to fill the Northeast Judicial District judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger. The names of Daniel J. Borgen of Bismarck and Barbara L. Whelan of Grafton will be forwarded to Gov. Doug Burgum for his consideration.
    Administrative Council Sept. 22 Agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 22 meeting of the Administrative Council and the council's May 23 minutes have been posted.
    The humbling biography of a MN law legend
    Minnesota Monthly: "He worked his way from a threadbare kid delivering papers on northern Minnesota's Iron Range to U.S. District Judge with one goal in mind: to be his best self in order to protect those who couldn't protect themselves."
    S.D.: Daugaard picks Jensen for state Supreme Court
    Judge Steven Jensen Watertown Public Opinion: "South Dakota Supreme Court's new justice will be Circuit Judge Steven Jensen of Dakota Dunes. Jensen is presiding judge for South Dakota's First Circuit."
    Native Americans are over-represented in Montana's prison system
    Helena Independent Record: "American Indians are over-represented in Montana's correctional system, and lawmakers hope to do something about it. Members of the State-Tribal Relations Committee toured the Montana Women's Prison and participated in an offender re-entry simulation Tuesday."

    North Dakota
    New Orders: Sept. 18
    The Supreme Court posted three new orders on Sept. 18.
    Supreme Court visits Steele: The Sept. 14 photos
    Supreme Court at Steele The Supreme Court visited Steele on Sept. 14 to meet with students at the Kidder County Schools and to hear a case. Here are the photos.
  • Taking the Court to the Schools
  • September Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The September Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    Judge Geiger retirement celebration set for Sept. 29
    Judge M. Richard Geiger A retirement celebration for Northeast Judicial District Judge M. Richard Geiger will be held Friday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the Walsh County Courthouse in Grafton.
  • Judge Geiger Biography
  • UND Constitution Day celebration set for Sept. 20
    Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser will be the featured speaker for the celebration of Constitution Day at the University of North Dakota. The program will be held Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the law school's Baker Courtroom. It will be live streamed and has been approved for CLE and CJE credit.
    Caseflow Management Committee Sept. 22 agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 22 meeting of the Caseflow Management Committee and the committee's Nov. 4, 2016 minutes have been posted.
    Court Services Administration Committee Sept. 22 agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 22 meeting of the Court Services Administration Committee and the committee's July 28 minutes have been posted.
    Joint Procedure Committee seeks comment on domestic violence advocate rule
    At its Sept. 28-29 meeting, the Joint Procedure Committee will consider proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 34, the rule on domestic violence advocates. CAWS North Dakota has proposed allowing advocates to assist with sexual assault restraining order cases. Comments are due Sept. 27.
    SCJD to present 'Law School for Caring Professionals'
    The judges and judicial referees of the South Central Judicial District will present a Law School for Caring Professionals in September. Judges and referees will coordinate the sessions and other attorneys and professionals will assist in presenting information. Sessions will take place Sept. 19 and 26. Registration is required.
    Court seeks comment on ECJD judicial vacancy
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation seeking comment on the the vacancy in Judgeship No. 9, East Central Judicial District, that will be created upon the retirement of Judge Norman G. Anderson. Comments are due Oct. 2.
    Court issues order on proposal to move Walsh County to NECJD
    After reviewing comments on whether Walsh County should be moved to the Northeast Central Judicial District, the Supreme Court has decided take no further action on the question raised at this time.
    Court seeks comment on practice by out-of-state lawyers
    The Supreme Court is seeking comment on a petition submitted by the judges of the South Central Judicial District to terminate the special provisions that allow attorneys not licensed in North Dakota to provide legal services to represent defendants charged as a result of protest activities connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Comments are due Oct. 2.
    Court adopts administrative order on review of conservatorships
    The Supreme Court has adopted new Administrative Order 23 on review of conservatorships. The order takes effect Oct. 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 the district court's denial of a motion to vacate the sentence in a North Dakota drug case.
  • Thompson v. United States

  • Federal
    U.S.: Here's what Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had to say at Clemson
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor Anderson Independent Mail: "It's not every day college students are graced with the presence and words of wisdom from a Supreme Court justice. But on Thursday, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor shared plenty of personal advice with Clemson University students."

    Minnesota
    Minn.: State's chief justice commends county for support of courts
    West Central Tribune: "The verdict is in, delivered by none other than the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Lorie Skjerven Gildea. The Yellow Medicine County Justice Center in Granite Falls is a 'magnificent new facility,' the chief justice said Thursday during a dedication ceremony."
    Minn. developers, homebuyers stand to win after court rules city's road fees are illegal
    G.F. Herald: "A longtime method of charging developers for future roadways in Woodbury is unlawful, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed Monday, Sept. 18."
  • Opinion Text: Harstad v. City of Woodbury

  • South Dakota

    Montana
    Montana asbestos-disease claims still trickling into courts
    Great Falls Tribune: "More than 17 years after officials uncovered a rampant asbestos contamination from a vermiculite mine that had plagued Libby, negligence claims are still trickling into the courts."

    Other Jurisdictions

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I with the District Court in Williston has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Walsh County in Grafton has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Law Clerk with the U.S. District Court in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Attorney I with the Child Support Division, Department of Human Services, in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I with the District Court in Watford City has been posted.

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