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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
New Opinion: Aug. 11
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 11.
Grand Forks judge Jensen becomes newest state Supreme Court Justice
Justice Jon Jensen Grand Forks Herald: "In Grand Forks, Judge Jon Jensen was an easy man to find. At 5 a.m. he'd be out on a trail or county roads for a run, though in recent months he's switched to a road bike. The exercise always lasts at least an hour."
  • Judge Jensen Biography
  • Judge Clark investiture set for Sept. 15
    Judge Cherie Clark A formal investiture ceremony for new Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark will be held at the Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown on Sept. 15 from 3-5 p.m.
  • Judge Clark Biography
  • Jamestown Sun: New judge
  • 4 apply for NE Judicial District judgeship
    NEJD Applicants Four lawyers have applied to fill the Northeast Judicial District judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger. They are Daniel J. Borgen, Bismarck, Larry J. Richards, Grand Forks, Steven J. Simonson, Fargo, and Barbara L. Whelan, Grafton.
    Minn.: Head of newly merged Mitchell-Hamline School of Law takes non-traditional approach to legal education
    St. Paul Pioneer Press: "One of Mark Gordon's first acts when faced with the prospect of merging two of Minnesota's storied but struggling law schools was putting together a jury. He called up Ujaama Place, a St. Paul-based mentoring program for young black men, many of whom have had brushes with the law."
    SD Supreme Court: Building permit for hog barn was OK; petition denied
    Mitchell Daily Republic: "A building permit for a hog barn in Douglas County was rightfully issued, but the petition to have it revoked was denied, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled this month."
  • Opinion Text: Hoffman v. Van Wyk
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a City Attorney with the City of Dickinson has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Judge Hurly investiture set for Aug. 22
    Judge Michael Hurly A formal investiture ceremony for new Northeast Judicial District Judge Michael P. Hurly will be held at the Pierce County Courthouse in Rugby on Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Judge Hurly Biography
  • SCJD to present 'Law School for Caring Professionals'
    The judges and judicial referees of the South Central Judicial District will present a Law School for Caring Professionals in September. Judges and referees will coordinate the sessions and other attorneys and professionals will assist in presenting information. Sessions will take place Sept. 12 and 26. Registration is required.
    New Opinion: Aug. 9
    The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 9.
    Joint Procedure Committee seeks comment on domestic violence advocate rule
    At its Sept. 28-29 meeting, the Joint Procedure Committee will consider proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 34, the rule on domestic violence advocates. CAWS North Dakota has proposed allowing advocates to assist with sexual assault restraining order cases. Comments are due Sept. 27.
    Judgeship retained at Grafton
    The Supreme Court ordered that the judgeship vacancy created by the announced retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger be filled at Grafton.
    Court seeks comment on judicial vacancy in NECJD
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation seeking comment regarding the vacancy in Judgeship No. 3 in the Northeast Central Judicial District, with chambers in Grand Forks. Comments are due Sept. 11.
    Court seeks comment on proposed judicial redistricting
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment regarding judicial redistricting and is seeking comment regarding a proposal to move Walsh County to the Northeast Central Judicial District. Comments are due Sept. 11.
    Court seeks comment on proposed rule amendments
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment seeking feedback on the Joint Procedure Committee's proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Juvenile Procedure and Court. Comments are due Sept. 15.
  • Synopsis of Proposed Amendments
  • New ND legislation putting burden on local jails to house inmates
    Bismarck Tribune: "Recent changes to North Dakota state law have put more of a burden on local jails to house inmates, according to Grand Forks County Correctional Center Administrator Bret Burkholder."
    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 in a North Dakota sex abuse case.
  • United States v. Oldrock

  • Federal
    U.S.: 22 states back bid to keep New Mexico 10 Commandments statue
    Associated Press: "A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument."


    South Dakota

    Helena judicial district launches fifth family drug-treatment court in Montana
    KPAX News: "District Court Judge Jim Reynolds said Thursday that a new family drug-treatment court will be a welcome addition to Helena and the First Judicial District - but that its launch was also a welcome surprise."

    Other Jurisdictions

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Medical Legal Partnership Attorney with Legal Services of North Dakota in Fargo has been posted.

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