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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Clerk of Court Conference - Fargo
Court e-filing systems to be down May 7
The North Dakota Court's File and Serve system and Odyssey Court Case Management system will be unavailable on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. CST to 6 p.m. CST while equipment upgrades are being completed.
Terry Knoepfle 1956-2016
Terry Knoepfle Attorney Terry William Knoepfle, 59, Fargo, died April 28. He was a lawyer and accountant and served as an associate professor of taxation and business law at North Dakota State University for more than 20 years. Funeral services are Tuesday, May 3, at 2:30 p.m. in Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.
Design contract awarded for converting existing Burleigh jail/courthouse
Bismarck Tribune: "A redesign contract to remodel the Burleigh County Jail and Courthouse at 514 E. Thayer Ave. was awarded to Ubl Design Monday for $38,920 by the Burleigh County Commission. The firm will complete a space assessment needs study, plan a project budget and early design concepts for the renovation after inmates are moved to a a new combined county jail."
Minn.: Appeals court reinstates Mpls. cop's age bias suit
Minnesota Great Seal MPR News: "Scott Peterson, who joined the Minneapolis police department in 1987, said he'd heard complaints about his age during his last year on the job. When the department transferred him from the violent offender task force to a licensing unit, he and another older police officer filed age discrimination complaints with the Minneapolis department of human resources."
  • Opinion Text: Peterson v. City of Minneapolis
  • Colorado Supreme Court rules against municipal laws limiting fracking
    ABC News: "The Colorado Supreme Court ruled today against two cities' attempts to limit fracking, saying the legislation passed by the cities of Longmont and Fort Collins are 'invalid and unenforceable' because they conflict with existing state laws."

    North Dakota
    N.D. court system posts 2015 annual reports
    The 2015 North Dakota Court System Annual Report and the 2015 Juvenile Court Annual Report have been posted. The court system report provides details of activity in the Supreme Court, the district and juvenile courts and in court administration during 2015.The juvenile court report provides a more in-depth look at the structure and work of the North Dakota Juvenile Courts.
  • 2015 North Dakota Court System Annual Report
  • 2015 Juvenile Court Annual Report
  • Appellate practice tip of the week
    Lawyers must keep their e-mail addresses up to date with the State Board of Law Examiners.
  • Other appellate practice tips
  • Governor Dalrymple proclaims May 2016 Drug Court Month
    Gov. Jack Dalrymple This May, drug courts throughout North Dakota will join over 2,900 drug courts and treatment courts nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month. This year's National Drug Court Month theme is "Criminal Justice Reform in Action."
  • Gov. Dalrymple's Proclamation
  • May Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The May term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    New Opinion: April 21
    The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on April 21.
    New Opinions: April 18
    The Supreme Court posted two new opinions on April 18.
    Court sets hearing, seeks comment on proposed amendments to lawyer discipline rules
    The Supreme Court has set a hearing and is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the N.D. Rules of Lawyer Discipline. Comments are due prior to the May 9 hearing.
    UND law school commencement ceremonies to be held May 7
    The University of North Dakota School of Law will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. Sixty-four candidates have met the requirements for graduation.
    Federal Public Defender office offers CJA training
    The Federal Public Defender's Office will be conducting Criminal Justice Act training in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks May 24-26. The CJA governs appointment of defense attorneys in federal criminal cases.
    N.D. Attorney General opinion: May 2
    N.D. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that the Kensal School Board violated the law when it failed to provide notice of any meetings of two committees it created, and failed to take minutes of the committee meetings.

    Federal
    U.S. Supreme Court: Texas voter ID law to remain
    NBC Montana News/CNN: "The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a controversial Texas voter ID law to remain in effect for now, turning away an emergency motion from opponents of the law who say it is one of the most strict in the country. A federal appeals court is set to hear a challenge to the law at the end of May."
    U.S. Supreme Court opinion: May 2
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in an official corruption case under the Hobbs Act in which a police officer received kickbacks from an auto repair shop.
  • Ocasio v. United States

  • Minnesota
    Minn.: Courts seek new approach to mental illness
    Duluth News Tribune: "The 6th Judicial District, which includes four counties in Northeastern Minnesota, saw its number of orders for mental health evaluations increase six-fold from 2005 to 2015, according to data provided to the News Tribune by the Minnesota Judicial Branch."

    South Dakota
    South Dakota sues online retailers over sales taxes
    South Dakota is suing four internet retailers to force them to comply with the state's new remote seller sales tax law, which Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed March 22. The U.S. Supreme Court addressed the issue of sales tax for remote sales in Quill Corp v. Heitkamp, reversing the North Dakota Supreme Court's decision allowing such taxation.
  • Money Talks News: South Dakota clashes with online retailers in sales tax battle
  • Supreme Court Opinion: Quill Corp v. Heitkamp
  • N.D. Opinion: State ex rel. v. Quill Corp.

  • Montana

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    A job announcement for three Assistant Attorney General positions with the AG's Civil Litigation Division in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five law clerk positions with the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

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