State v. Curtis

20070249 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
Edward Dana Curtis, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Burt L. Riskedahl
Nature of Action: Misc. Statutory Off. (Misdemeanor)
Appellant: Daniel James Borgen
Appellee: Cherie LaVonne Clark , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 01/2008   Argument: 01/08/2008
ND cite: 2008 ND 93
NW cite: 748 N.W.2d 709

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the statements Defendant made in the email are constitutionally protected speech?
II. Whether the evidence was sufficient as a matter of law to support the Defendant's conviction of harassment?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the conduct of the Defendant intentionally faxing unsolicited, unwanted, and threatening materials for the sole purpose of harassing a reluctant listener and private citizen is constitutionally protected.
II. Whether a reasonable fact finder viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the State could have concluded there was sufficient evidence to support the Defendant's conviction for Harassment in violation of North Dakota Century Code  12.1-17-07(1)(a).

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Docket entries:
108/27/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/23/2007
208/27/2007 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 08/23/2007
309/12/2007 Transcript dated February 2, 2007
409/13/2007 Certificate of Service, dated 9-12-07, showing service of TRA dated 2-2-07
509/20/2007 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Vicky Matthys): 10/12/2007
609/28/2007 Transcripts dated January 12, 2007, April 4, 2007, & June 7, 2007
709/28/2007 DISK - TRA (1/12/07, 4/4/07, & 6/7/07)
810/01/2007 Certificate of Service of copies of transcripts (1/12/07, 4/4/07, & 6/7/07)
910/05/2007 Corrected cover for TRA of Feb 2, 2007 received.
1010/05/2007 DISK - Corrected TRA 2-2-07 (emailed)
1110/12/2007 TRANSCRIPTS DATED August 16, 2007 (Jury Trial) & August 16, 2007 (Proceedings)
1210/12/2007 DISK of transcripts dated 8-16-07 (e-mailed)
1310/17/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL w/Separates (Entry Nos. 22 & 72). Not rec'd CR Tapes (Entry Nos. 3,11,25,48 & 66)
1411/16/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
1511/16/2007 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
1611/16/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
1711/16/2007 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
1811/21/2007 Received copies of Appellant's Brief from Central Duplicating Services
1911/21/2007 Received copies of Appellant's Appendix from Central Duplicating Services
2012/10/2007 Efiling surcharge $28 for ATB & ATA through Interdepartmental Billing--No. 569578
2112/17/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
2212/17/2007 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
2312/19/2007 Received $25 surcharge (Receipt No. 17958)
2412/27/2007 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating.
2512/27/2007 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant (E-filed)
2612/27/2007 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
2712/27/2007 Affidavit of Service of RYB on opposing counsel
2812/28/2007 Made 7 copies of RYB
2901/08/2008 APPEARANCES: Daniel J. Borgen; Cherie L. Clark
3001/08/2008 ARGUED: Borgen; Clark
3305/15/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
3405/16/2008 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
3506/06/2008 MANDATE

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