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Monday, June 26, 2017
Today at the Court
9:00am Beach Railport, LLC v. Michels
11:00 am Interest of A.F.L.
1:30pm Ritter v. Ritter
2:45pm Markgraf v. Welker
Waived State v. Newark
New Opinion: June 16 and New Order: June 19
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on June 16 and a new order June 19.
Court amends rule on vexatious litigation
The Supreme Court has amended N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R. 58 on vexatious litigation. The amendment provides that pre-filing orders entered under the rule supersede other pre-filing orders related to the same litigant. The amendment takes effect immediately.
Minn.: Historic courthouse revives court practices for just one day
St. Croix Valley Lowdown: "When former judge J.B. Gunderson arrived at Stillwater's Historic Courthouse on June 2, the last time he'd set foot in the building was for his retirement party in 1997."

North Dakota
Court adopts amendments on property and debt listing confidentiality
The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin. R. 41 on access to court records, N.D.R.Ct. 8.3 on case management in divorce cases, and N.D.R.Ct. Appendix E, the property and debt listing form. The amendments make property and debt information in divorce cases confidential consistent with statutory amendments. Adoption of the amendments is subject to comment. Comments are due July 12.
June Term of Court
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The June term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.

U.S. Supreme Court opinions: June 23
United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in an immigration case in which ineffective assistance of counsel was claimed, a government takings case involving riverside lots in Wisconsin, and a case on judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions.
  • Jae Lee v. United States
  • Murr v. Wisconsin
  • Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Bd.
  • U.S.: Supreme Court says it will issue last opinions of term Monday
    Bloomberg News: "The Supreme Court will issue the last opinions of its nine-month term on Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts said. The court has six argued cases awaiting decision."

    Minn.: How do court reporters type so quickly?
    WCCO News: "During criminal trials, the busiest person in the courtroom isn't always the judge or the attorneys - it's the court reporter. You see them sitting quietly, typing nonstop. So how do court reporters keep up with all the dialogue during a trial?"

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    Wisc.: Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced
    Wisconsin State Journal/AP: "The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer' was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday."
  • Opinion Text: Dassey v. Dittmann

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