Lawyers use history, mostly legal precedents, to help guide their clients in their lives and businesses.But not all legal history gets collected and published in appellate opinions, or even in news accounts.History is often scattered in ways that are difficult to follow, and facts are frequently obscured by the fogs of memory.
As lawyers, though, we should keep track of the people, politics, and developments that shaped our judicial system, particularly our North Dakota Supreme Court. Whether good, bad, or indifferent, the current conditions of the Court and of the judicial system it governs certainly affect how we lawyers practice our profession. Consider these glimpses of how our Court and judicial system came to where they are today.[Previous] [Next]