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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Tomorrow at the Court
9:30am Personnel Policy Board - Bismarck
New Opinions: March 30
The Supreme Court posted 17 new opinions on March 30.
Judge Benjamen Johnson Investiture: The March 27, 2017 photos
Judge Benjamen Johnson Judge Benjamen Johnson was formally installed on the Northwest Judicial District bench in an investiture ceremony on March 27. He is Gov. Doug Burgum's first judicial appointment and replaces retired Judge David Nelson. Here are the photos of the ceremony.
  • Judge Johnson Biography
  • U.S.: Court curbs state laws on consumer price displays
    Constitution Daily: "The Supreme Court warned state governments on Wednesday that they may violate the rights of stores and others selling consumer goods or services by imposing tight restrictions on how they inform buyers about the prices being charged."
    U.S.: Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program
    U.S. Dept. of Justice seal Associated Press: "A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis, and inadequate training of local and state officers."
  • Justice Department Inspector General Report
  • Minn.: Impaired driving case upheld but judge warns Upper Sioux police about video failure
    Minnesota Great Seal West Central Tribune: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a driving while impaired conviction in Yellow Medicine County which resulted from a traffic stop during which a squad car's video recording device stopped operating."
  • Opinion Text: State v. LaBatte
  • Mont. SC overturns $1.5M default judgment in Workers' Comp case
    Legal News Line: "On March 21, the Supreme Court of Montana released a memorandum opinion on a Workers' Compensation case filed against the state's Workers' Compensation administrator Liberty Northwest Insurance."
  • Opinion Text: Thomas v. Liberty Northwest Ins. Co.

  • North Dakota
    April Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The April term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    34-year-old is first judicial appointment by Burgum
    Judge Benjamen Johnson Grand Forks Herald: "Benjamen Johnson was sworn in Monday as a district court judge, the first judicial appointment by new Gov. Doug Burgum. The 34-year-old former public defender fills the vacancy left by longtime Williams County Judge David Nelson."
    Personnel Policy Board March 31 agenda
    The agenda for the March 31 meeting of the Personnel Policy Board, and the board's Sept. 30, 2016, minutes have been posted.
    Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee April 7 agenda
    The agenda for the April 7 meeting of the Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee and the committee's March 3 minutes have been posted.
    8th Circuit decides N.D. case
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the conviction and sentence in a North Dakota murder case.
  • United States v. Jackson
  • Justice reinvestment bill moves foward
    Bismarck Tribune: "A centerpiece of state criminal justice reform efforts this session inched one step further in its legislative journey after unanimously clearing the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning."

    Federal
    U.S. Supreme Court opinion: March 28
    The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a capital punishment case on the standard for determing whether a defendant is an intellectually disabled individual.
  • Moore v. Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court opinions: March 29
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has released an opinion in a case involving a law that prohibits businesses from imposing fees on credit-card purchases.
  • Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman
  • U.S. Supreme Court March 29 arguments
    Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving evidence withheld by the government from a defendant in a criminal case and a case on coconspirator liability.
  • Turner v. United States
  • Honeycutt v. United States
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee could shape Native American issues, UND professor says
    Judge Neil Gorsuch G.F. Herald: "It's too early to say for certain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will sit on the country's highest court. But if he does, a UND law professor says he could shift the court in at least one important way."

    Minnesota
    Never been called for jury duty in Minnesota? You're not alone
    MinnPost: "According to data from the Minnesota Court Information Office, just 4 percent of adult Minnesotans were summoned for jury duty in 2016 - well below the national average."
    Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
    Minnesota Great Seal Fargo Forum: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the case of a Hermantown man who was convicted of luring a victim to rural Rice Lake and stabbing him a dozen times."
  • Opinion Text: State v. Anderson

  • South Dakota
    Positive report on juvenile justice in South Dakota
    South Dakota Great Seal KELO News: "South Dakota has made significant progress in juvenile justice reform, according to the first annual oversight report."
  • Gov. Dennis Daugaard's News Release

  • Montana

    Other States and Jurisdictions

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Attorney II with the Cass County State's Attorney Office in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a half-time Deputy Clerk of District Court I for the District Court in Rolla has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I for the District Court in Devils Lake has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Associate Deputy Clerk of Municipal Court in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I for the District Court in Williston has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I for the District Court in Watford City has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five law clerk positions with the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

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