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New Opinion: June 11
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on June 11.
Judge Geiger receives SBAND Distinguished Service Award
Judge M. Richard Geiger Surrogate Judge M. Richard Geiger was honored with the State Bar Association of North Dakota Distinguished Service Award on June 14. Judge Geiger served as a District Judge in the Northeast Judicial District from 1994-2017 and was county judge for Walsh, Pembina, and Cavalier Counties from 1987-1994.
  • Judge Geiger Biography
  • Grand Forks County to celebrate clerk's office renovations June 15
    Renovated G.F. County Clerk's Office Improvements to the Grand Forks County Clerk of District Court office will be unveiled at a Grand Reopening celebration at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 15. The office received a 2017 Court Facilities Improvement Grant totaling $60,821.97, which paid for 75 percent of the clerk's office renovation. Grand Forks County paid the remaining 25 percent.
  • Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee
  • U.S.: Supreme Court justices are selling stocks that can lead to forced recusals from cases
    United States Supreme Court building USA Today: "Only three justices own individual stocks, a practice that occasionally forces them to recuse themselves from cases. All three - Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Stephen Breyer - reduced their holdings in 2017."
    Keystone XL Pipeline: South Dakota high court dismisses appeal
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader: "South Dakota's Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases."
  • Opinion Link: Matter of Keystone Pipeline
  • Montana Supreme Court: UM police violated rights in underage drinking case
    Montana State Seal Helena Independent Record: "University of Montana police officers violated a former student's Fifth Amendment rights when they interrogated her over a minor in possession of alcohol offense without informing her of her right against self incrimination, the Montana Supreme Court concluded."
  • Opinion Link: City of Missoula v. Kroschel
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five Law Clerks with the Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Court seeks comment on South Central Judicial District vacancy
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation regarding the Bismarck judgeship vacancy that will be created by the retirement of SCJD Judge Sonna Anderson. Comments are due June 19.
    Naturalization ceremony set for June 20 in Fargo
    A ceremony for the naturalization of new citizens will be held in Fargo on June 20, 2018 at the Sanctuary Events Center. North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Lisa K. Fair McEvers will be featured as a speaker for the event.
    N.D. Attorney General opinion: June 14
    N.D. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that legislative approval or appropriation is not needed for university system capital projects fully funded by local funds.

    U.S. Supreme Court opinions: June 14
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a case involving a Minnesota law that restricts political clothing at polling places and a case on interpretation of foreign law in federal courts.
  • Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky
  • Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co.
  • U.S.: Senators unhappy with judiciary's response to harassment in courthouses
    CNN: "Senators from both parties expressed frustration and concern on Wednesday about the US judiciary's response to sexual harassment in federal courthouses."
    Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference set for Aug. 15-17
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them Aug. 15 -17 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the bar.

    Minn.: Carrott was a trailblazer
    Alexandria Echo Press: "When Ann Carrott began her career 38 years ago, gender was a huge issue. There weren't many female lawyers and there definitely weren't many female judges."

    South Dakota


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