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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Today at the Court
10:30am Abelmann v. Smartlease USA, L.L.C.

Top News
May Term of Court
North Dakota Supreme Court
The May term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
Applicants for SC judge have extensive experience
Balaban. Fleck, Goter, Grosinger, Grossman and Schwarz The six attorneys who applied for the North Central Judicial District vacancy were asked to provide brief information on their background, education, and legal careers. Here are their career highlights with links to more detailed information from applicants Steven Balaban, Arnold Fleck, Wayne Goter, Brian Grosinger, Parrell Grossman and Todd Schwarz.
Plans, cost of new jail announced
Bismarck Tribune: "A rollout for a combined Burleigh/Morton County jail design showed it will cost nearly $70 million for a 476-bed facility, said a consultant team on Monday. Venture Architects and Ubl Design presented design plans to commissioners from Burleigh County, Morton County, Bismarck and Mandan."
U.S. Supreme Court opinions: April 22
United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a search and seizure case involving an investigative stop of a vehicle that resulted in a drug arrest and in a case on the validity of a Michigan constitutional provision that bars race-based preferences in college admission.
  • Prado Navarette v. California
  • Schuette v. BAMN
  • U.S.: High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban
    Associated Press: "The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions."
    U.S. Supreme Court April 22 arguments
    Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether a party can bring a pre-enforcement challenge to a state law that prohibits the dissemination of known false statements about political candidates and a case on whether retransmission of a television program violates copyright.
  • Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
  • American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.
  • U.S. Supreme Court April 23 arguments
    Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether a party can have an evidentiary hearing to challenge an IRS summons and in a case on preemption of statutes of repose.
  • United States v. Clarke
  • CTS Corp. v. Waldburger
  • U.S.: Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws
    L.A. Times: "In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool most consumers, including themselves."
    U.S.: Justices shed few tears for Argentina in debt case
    USA Today: "Creditors left holding the bag for part of Argentina's $82 billion default in 2001 won support Monday from a majority of Supreme Court justices in their worldwide quest to find the country's hidden assets. But several justices cautioned that the 'discovery' process should not be unlimited, potentially exposing Argentina's military and national security assets to public scrutiny."
    Mental impairment isn't grounds to end parental rights, Minnesota Court of Appeals says
    Minnesota Great Seal Minneapolis Star Tribune: "A man from Detroit Lakes, Minn., regained parental rights to his young daughter Monday when the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that those rights had been wrongfully terminated based solely on his mental impairment."
  • Opinion Text: Welfare of the Children of: B. M., J. M. and C. G.
  • Montana 1 of only 2 states to repeal anti-sodomy law
    Billings Gazette/AP: "A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. One such state is Louisiana, where gay rights groups contend police have used anti-sodomy laws to target gay men. But state lawmakers sided with religious and conservative groups in refusing to repeal the law last week."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Supreme Court Clerk I with the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Appellate practice tip of the week
    Mailing the notice of appeal is not the same as filing the notice of appeal. See, e.g., State v. DuPaul, 527 N.W.2d 238, 243 (N.D. 1995).
  • Other appellate practice tips
  • Applicants for NC judge have diverse careers
    Dillon, Louser and Martin The three attorneys who applied for the North Central Judicial District vacancy were asked to provide brief information on their background, education, and legal careers. Here are their career highlights with links to more detailed information from applicants Kelly Dillon, Stacy Louser and Robert Martin.
    Joint Procedure Committee April 24-25 agenda
    The agenda for the April 24-25 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committee's Sept. 26, 2013, minutes, have been posted.
    Court seeks comment on amendments to municipal court rule
    The North Dakota Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 30, which governs standards for municipal courts. Comments are due May 21.
    New Opinion: April 16
    The Supreme Court posted one new opinion on April 16.
    6 apply for South Central Judicial District vacancy
    Six lawyers have applied to fill the South Central District Judge vacancy that will be created by the retirement of Judge Donald Jorgensen. The applicants are: Steven Balaban, Arnold Fleck, Wayne Goter, Brian Grosinger, Parrell Grossman, and Todd Schwarz. All are from Bismarck except Grosinger, who is from Mandan.
    Olson investiture to be held April 25
    Judge Thomas Olson A formal investiture ceremony for new East Central Judicial District Judge Thomas R. Olson is set for 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25, in Fargo. Olson began his judicial work on March 17.
  • Governor appoints Olson to fill EC vacancy
  • Book by undercover 'inmate' features Cass County Jail, others
    Jamestown Sun: "People usually have a tough time getting out of jail. But Alexander Reynolds had the opposite problem. He had a tough time getting into some of them, short of committing a crime."

    Federal

    Minnesota
    Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law
    Minneapolis Star Tribune: "A federal judge on Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in violation of the U.S. Constitutions commerce clause."
  • North Dakota v. Heydinger opinion text
  • Bismarck Tribune: Fed judge zaps Minn. energy law
  • US Courthouse in Fergus Falls renaming ceremony set for Tuesday
    Judge Edward Devitt Fergus Falls Daily Journal: "The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. General Services Administration will be renaming the Courthouse in Fergus Falls, located at 118 South Mill St. The courthouse will be renamed after the late Judge Edward J. Devitt, one of Minnesotas most distinguished public servants."

    South Dakota

    Montana
    Mont.: Bullock appoints Billings attorney Michael Glen Moses as district judge
    Columbus Republic/AP: "Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday appointed Billings attorney Michael Glen Moses to a vacant district judgeship in Yellowstone County. Moses, 61, will take the place of Susan Watters, who resigned in December to become a federal judge."
    Mont.: Company seeks to strike state cap on jury awards
    Missoulian: "An office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the state's cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge comes after a Butte-Silver Bow district judge upheld a $52 million jury award in favor of Masters Group International Inc. earlier this month."

    Other States and Jurisdictions
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an attorney with the North Dakota Insurance Department in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Temporary Administrative Assistant I with the Juvenile Court in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator with the Juvenile Court in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a contract attorney with the Stutsman County Board of Commissioners in Jamestown has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Contract Attorney with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in the North Central Judicial District has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a District Court Law Clerk with the District Court in Grafton has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Juvenile Court Officer I with the Juvenile Court in Devils Lake has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Contract Attorney with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in the South Central Judicial District has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five Law Clerks with the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

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