Interest of R.O.
Interest of R.O., V.O. and J.H.
Keith Berger, Director
Grand Forks County Social
Services, Petitioner and Appellee
L.H., Respondent and Appellant
Northeast Central Judicial District,
Grand Forks County
Judge Joel D. Medd
|Nature of Action:||Termination/Parental Rights|
|Term:||06/2001  Argument: 06/11/2001 1:30pm|
|ND cite:||2001 ND 137|
631 N.W.2d 159
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
(1) Whether the trial court erroneously held that north dakota rule of evidence 503 did not prohibit the disclosure and introduction into evidence of confidential communications made by appellant to her treating psychologist at the northeast human service center.
(2) Whether 42 c.f.r. 2.12 prohibits the disclousre of confidential communications between the appellant and her treating psychologists.
(3) Whether the appellant's constitutional right to privacy was violated by the admission of privileged information.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the District Court was correct when it terminated the parental rights of F.O. and L.H. to their minor children.br> A. Were the children deprived children?
B. Is the deprivation likely to continue?
C. Will there be harm to the children?
II. Have the children been in foster care under the care, custody, and control of the county social service board for at least 450 out of the previous 660 nights?
III. Is the North Dakota Rule of Evidence 503 abrogated by N.D. Cent. Code 50-25.1-10 when the petition for termination alleges child abuse or neglect?
IV. Were the drug and alcohol records of F.O. and the testimony of Kim Miller properly admitted in light of 42 C.F.R. 2.64?
V. Does the application of N.D. Cent. Code 50.25.1-10 violate F.O. and L.H.'s constitutional right to privacy?
A. The relationship is not constitutionally protected.
B. There has not been an infringement of a protected area.
C. State interest exists which is sufficient to justify the intrusion.
D. The intrusion was narrowly circumscribed.
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|1||11/07/2000||NOTICE OF APPEAL: 11/06/2000|
|2||11/07/2000||ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 11/06/2000|
|3||11/07/2000||THIS CASE IS CONFIDENTIAL|
|4||11/08/2000||THIS CASE IS CONSOLIDATED W/ 20000307-MAKE ALL ENTRIES EXCEPT "DIS" IN THIS CASE.|
|5||11/22/2000||RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Diane Manthei): 12/26/2000|
|6||11/20/2000||Letter from Steven Light that he is court-appointed with copy of order; therefore, no filing fee.|
|7||11/20/2000||Amended Request for Transcript signed by Robin L. Olson, dtd.11-16-00|
|8||11/28/2000||Amended Request for Transcript signed by Steven M. Light, dtd. 11-22-00|
|9||12/20/2000||MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT|
|10||12/20/2000||ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 02/05/2001|
|11||02/05/2001||TRANSCRIPTS DATED 3-27-00 (Vol. I); 3-28-00 (Vol. II); 3-29-00 (Vol. III); 3-29-00 (Vol. IV);|
|12||02/05/2001||3-29-00 (Vol. V); 3-31-00 (Vol. VI); 7-25-00 (Vol. VII); 7-26-00 (Vol. VIII)|
|13||02/06/2001||DISKS (5) - above transcripts|
|14||03/14/2001||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (F.O., father)|
|15||03/14/2001||ACTION BY CLERK (MAT/applies to all appellants' briefs). Granted: 04/16/2001|
|16||03/15/2001||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (L.H., mother) (fax copy)|
|17||03/15/2001||ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 04/16/2001|
|18||03/19/2001||Motion to Extend Appellant Brief Deadline (Same as faxed copy filed 3-15-01)|
|19||03/19/2001||Letter from DeWayne Johnston of 3-16-01 RE:He will be writing brief & presenting case at oral arg|
|20||04/16/2001||APPELLANT BRIEF of L.H.|
|21||04/16/2001||APPELLANT APPENDIX of L.H.|
|22||04/16/2001||APPELLANT BRIEF of Appellant F.O. (Entered as STA code in 20000307 (DeWayne Johnston, counsel)|
|23||04/16/2001||APPELLANT APPENDIX of Appellant F.O. (DeWayne Johnston, counsel)|
|24||04/18/2001||DISK of ATB for L.H.|
|25||04/18/2001||DISK - ATB (F.O.)|
|28||05/16/2001||DISK - AEB|
|29||05/21/2001||Clerk's Certificate of Record dated 5-18-01 (Entry Nos. 166 & 167)|
|30||05/29/2001||REPLY BRIEF of Appellant F.O.|
|31||05/31/2001||DISK - RYB of Appellant F.O.|
|32||06/11/2001||MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE (faxed letter dated 6-11-01 from Steven M. Light, counsel for AT L.H.)|
|33||06/11/2001||ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (re Mot. for Continuance). Denied|
|34||02/07/2001||RECORD ON APPEAL (2 Vols.) and Exhibits|
|35||06/11/2001||APPEARANCES: DeWayne Johnston for F.O.; submitted on brief by L.H.; Dale R. Rivard|
|36||06/11/2001||ARGUED: Johnston; submitted on brief for L.H.; Rivard (Vol. X; page 142)|
|37||06/11/2001||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|39||07/20/2001||UNANIMOUS OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.|
|40||07/20/2001||Costs on appeal awarded in favor of Appellee.|
|41||07/23/2001||Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties|
|43||08/27/2001||RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|
|44||07/10/2007||EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed|