Forum Communications Co. v. Paulson

20080052 Forum Communications Company, Petitioner
v.
The Honorable John T. Paulson,
Judge of the District Court,
Southeast Judicial District,
State of North Dakota, and
Moe Maurice Gibbs, Respondents

Nature of Action: Writ of Supervision (Crim.)
Counsel:
Petitioner: Vogel Law Firm
Respondent: Steven A. Storslee , Spec. Asst. Atty. Gen.
Respondent: Jonathan R. Byers , Att. General Office
Respondent: Kent M. Morrow
ND cite: 2008 ND 140
NW cite: 752 N.W.2d 177


Issues: Petitioner's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the District Court violated applicable constitutional, statute, case law and N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin R. 41 rule when it refused to release juror information on file with the District Court, in the case styled State of North Dakota v. Moe Maurice

Respondent's Statement of the Issues:
The Petition for Supervisory Writ filed by Forum Communications Company (hereinafter "The Forum") presents three issues for review:
1. Should the North Dakota Supreme Court exercise its original jurisdiction?
2. If the Court decides to exercise its original jurisdiction, should the names of the jurors who were seated in the second trial in State v. Gibbs be made public prior to the resolution of the pending appeal in that case?
3. If the Court decides to exercise its original jurisdiction, should the completed juror questionnaires in the second trial in State v. Gibbs be made public prior to the resolution of the pending appeal in that case?

Issues of Respondent State of North Dakota
Should the names of the jurors who were seated in the second trial in State v. Gibbs be made public at this point?
Should the comopleted jury questionaires used in the second trial in State v. Gibbs be made public at this point?

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Docket entries:
102/21/2008 PETITION FILED for Supervisory Writ
202/21/2008 PETITIONER BRIEF
302/21/2008 Petitioner's Appendix
402/21/2008 Aff. of Service of Petitioner's Brief/Appendix on Paulson, Cruff, Byers, Bredahl, Fisher, Morrow
502/21/2008 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
604/08/2008 Notice of Appearance of Steven A. Storslee on behalf of Judge John T. Paulson
704/14/2008 Response Filed (Letter from Mr. Morrow re: Petition for Supervisory Writ)
805/06/2008 RESPONDENT BRIEF (John T. Paulson)(e-filed in PDF)
905/06/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (Respondent's Brief - Paulson) (PDF)
1005/06/2008 Respondent's Appendix (Paulson) (PDF)
1105/07/2008 Payment of $25 surcharge for Brief of Respondent Paulson (Receipt #18096)
1205/07/2008 Affidavit of Electronic Service of Respondent Paulson's Brief & Appendix
1305/07/2008 RESPONDENT BRIEF of State of North Dakota
1405/07/2008 DISK - State of North Dakota Respondent's Brief (emailed)
1505/07/2008 Affidavit of Service by Mail
1605/08/2008 Received copies of Respondent Brief of Judge Paulson from Central Duplicating Services
1705/08/2008 Received copies of Respondent Appendix of Judge Paulson from Central Duplicating Services
1805/16/2008 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
1905/28/2008 REPLY BRIEF
2005/28/2008 DISK - RYB (e-mailed)
2105/29/2008 Affidavit of Service by Mail
2205/29/2008 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hodny, William F.
2305/29/2008 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Olson, Everett Nels
2407/07/2008 DISPOSITION: PETITION/WRIT GRANTED
2507/07/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
2607/07/2008 (CONCURRING SPECIALLY): VandeWalle, Gerald W.: CONCUR
2707/07/2008 No costs will be taxed in this matter
2807/07/2008 Judgment E-Mailed to Parties
2907/08/2008 Corrected Opinion Page 1
3007/29/2008 MANDATE
3109/08/2008 Certification of Question of Law by District Court Pursuant to Rule 47.1, N.D.R.App.P.
3209/10/2008 NO ACTION TAKEN

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