Interest of P.F.

20070133 In the Interest of P.F.
--------------------
Cynthia M. Feland, Burleigh
County Assistant State's Attorney, Petitioner and Appellee
v.
P.F., Respondent and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge David E. Reich
Nature of Action: Civil Commit of Sexual Predator
Counsel:
Appellant: Kent M. Morrow
Appellee: Cynthia Mae Feland , Asst. State's Attorney
Amicus curiae: Ken R. Sorenson , Att. General Office
Term: 11/2007   Argument: 11/02/2007  11:00am
ND cite: 2008 ND 37
NW cite: 744 N.W.2d 724

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Did the trial court commit reversible error when it determined that section 25-03.3-17, N.D. Cent. Code was not an unconstitutional delegation of judicial authority?
2. Did the trial court commit reversible error when it determined that Chapter 25-03.3 violates the equal protection clauses of the united states and North Dakota constitutions?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. N.D.C.C.  25-03.3-17 does not violate the separation of powers doctrine as the district court retains authority to determine whether to release a committed individual.
II. N.D.C.C.  25-03.3-17 does not violate the equal protection doctrine as the State is not required to treat sexually dangerous individuals in the same manner as individuals committed under other mental health commitments.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Amicus Issues:
1. Whether the trial court correctly determined N.D.C.C.  25 03.3 17 is not an unconstitutional delegation of judicial authority.
2. Whether the trial court correctly determined N.D.C.C. ch. 25 03.3 does not violate the Equal Protection Clauses of the United States and North Dakota Constitutions.
Add Docket 20070133 RSS Add Docket 20070133 RSS

Docket entries:
105/14/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 05/11/2007
205/14/2007 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 05/11/2007
305/15/2007 Acknowledgement of Order for Transcript dated March 15, 2007
405/15/2007 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 06/30/2007
506/04/2007 Transcript dated March 15, 2007
606/04/2007 Certificate of Service of Copies of Transcript
706/04/2007 DISK - TRA dated March 15, 2007
806/07/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL (2 Vol.) including separate transcripts. Not sent were Steno Notes
906/20/2007 DISK - TRA of04-25-07
1006/21/2007 TRANSCRIPT DATED - April 25, 2007
1107/24/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1207/24/2007 E-FILED MOTION (MAT/by facsimile)
1307/24/2007 ACTION by Chief Deputy Clerk. Granted: 08/30/2007
1408/28/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF
1508/28/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1608/28/2007 DISK - atb (emailed)
1709/24/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF
1809/25/2007 DISK - AEB (e-mailed)
1909/28/2007 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (State of North Dakota)
2009/28/2007 DISK - Amicus (e-mailed)
2110/02/2007 MOTION FOR Extension of Page (word) Limits for Amicus Curiae Brief
2210/02/2007 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Motion for Extension of Page (word) Limits). Granted
2311/02/2007 APPEARANCES: Kent M. Morrow; Cynthia M. Feland, Asst. State's Attorney
2411/02/2007 ARGUED: Morrow; Feland
2511/02/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2602/21/2008 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2702/21/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
2802/25/2008 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2903/17/2008 MANDATE
3003/25/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

Generated from Supreme Court Docket on 10/31/2014