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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tomorrow at the Court
9:30am Matter of Hehn
1:30pm Jalbert v. Eagle Rigid Spans, Inc.
Waived State v. Williams
Waived Stewart v. State
Retirement reception for Justice Sandstrom to be held Dec. 7
Justice Dale Sandstrom A retirement reception for Justice Dale Sandstrom will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the State Capitol in Bismarck. Justice Sandstrom will step down Dec. 31 after serving on the state Supreme Court for 24 years. Entrance to the reception is through the capitol's east judicial wing door or the south tunnel door.
  • Justice Sandstrom Biography
  • County courthouses closed due to weather
    The Bottineau, Burke, Grant, Kidder, Pembina, Rolette, Sioux and Wells County courthouses are closed Wednesday due to the weather. The Grand Forks, Morton and Walsh County courthouses will open at 10 a.m..
    Court adopts amendments to search warrant rule
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D.R.Crim.P. 41, the rule on search and seizure in criminal cases. The amendments take effect Dec. 15.
  • N.D.R.Crim.P. 41 as amended
  • Administrator sets 2017 judgment interest rate
    The North Dakota State Court Administrator has set the judgment interest rate for 2017 at 6.50 percent. The rate will be applied to all judgments entered in 2017.
    New Opinions: Dec. 5
    The Supreme Court posted 13 new opinions on Dec. 5.
    Administrative Council Dec. 9 agenda
    The agenda for the Dec. 9 meeting of the Administrative Council and the council's Sept. 23 minutes have been posted.
    U.S.: Supreme Court sides with Samsung, against Apple in patent infringement fight
    United States Supreme Court building MPR News: "The Supreme Court has weighed in on a patent battle between Samsung and Apple, siding with Samsung by declaring that the patent infringement for an element of a design should be treated differently from the infringement of an entire design."
    ABA issues ethics opinion on attorney fees
    The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has issued ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 475 - Safeguarding Fees That Are Subject to Division With Other Counsel.
    Minn.: State appeals court upholds bedbug decision
    Minnesota Great Seal St. Cloud Times: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a Benton County judge's decision to reject claims made by renters who sued the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority over bedbug treatment."
  • Opinion Text: Rush v. Westwood Village Partnership

  • North Dakota
    Investiture of Judge Jason McCarthy - the December 2 photos
    Judge Jason McCarthy is sworn in Judge Jason McCarthy was formally installed as a judge of the Northeast Central Judicial District in an investiture ceremony on Dec. 2 in Grand Forks. He was appointed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple to replace Judge Debbie Kleven. Here are the photos.
    Free CLE on deeds to be held in Bismarck
    Debbie Kroshus, Burleigh County Recorder, will answer questions about deeds and more during a one hour presentation on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Burleigh County Courthouse. No pre-registration is required.
    Notice of Judicial Vacancy
    The Judicial Nominating Committee has received a letter from Governor Jack Dalrymple convening the Committee to screen applicants and submit a list of nominees to fill the Northwest Judicial District position open as a result of the retirement of Judge David W. Nelson. Applications are due Dec. 13.
    Lawyer licenses expire December 31
    The State Board of Law Examiners reminds lawyers that 2016 licenses to practice law in North Dakota expire December 31, regardless of when the 2016 license fee was paid. Lawyers should watch their mail for the 2017 billing in the coming weeks and promptly pay the fee.
    Pro hac vice fee payment reminder
    Under Rule 3 of the Admission to Practice Rules, lawyers who continue to appear in 2017 in a North Dakota proceeding in which a motion for pro hac vice admission has already been filed are required to pay a fee of $380 by Jan. 1.
    New Order Nov. 29
    The Supreme Court posted a new discipline order on Nov. 29.
    Court adopts amendments to lawyer discipline rules
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules for Lawyer Discipline. The amendments take effect March 1.
    Mountrail County Justice Center ribbon cutting to be held Jan. 13
    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mountrail County Justice Center will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, in Stanley.

    Federal
    U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 6 arguments
    Tuesday the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether the shipment of one commodity component from the United States for foreign assembly and unauthorized sale violates federal law.
  • Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.
  • U.S.: Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases
    ABC News: "Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia."
    U.S. Supreme Court opinions: Dec. 6
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a smartphone patent case, an insider trading case and an insurance fraud case stemming from Huricane Katrina.
  • Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.
  • Salman v. United States
  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States
  • 8th Circuit to upgrade electronic filing system
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit On Monday, Dec. 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will go live on Next Generation CM/ECF, the latest iteration of the national case management and electronic case filing system.

    Minnesota
    Minn. Appeals Court: Wishing a cop dead is not a terroristic threat
    Minnesota Great Seal MPR News: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals [Dec. 5] said if someone says he hopes a Minnesota state trooper will be shot, that's not a terroristic threat."
  • Opinion Text: State v. Olson

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    Montana
    Montana Supreme Court blocks decision on Marsy's Law effective date
    KTVH News: "The Montana Supreme Court is holding up a decision on when a constitutional amendment expanding rights for crime victims will take effect."

    Other States and Jurisdictions

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Legal Assistant in the Ramsey County State's Attorney's office in Devils Lake has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Attorney II (Public Defender) with the N.D. Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Solicitor General with the N.D. Office of Attorney General in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Indigent Defense Contractor with the N.D. Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Grand Forks has been posted.

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