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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
New Opinion: June 11
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on June 11.
Justice Sandstrom honored with VandeWalle Medal
Justice Dale Sandstrom Retired Justice Dale Sandstrom was presented the Gerald W. VandeWalle Medal on June 14. The new State Bar Association of North Dakota award recognizes service in the administration of justice. Justice Jerod Tufte nominated Justice Sandstrom for the honor based on his work developing the North Dakota Supreme Court website.
  • Justice Sandstrom Biography
  • U.S.: Supreme Court will decide if civil forfeiture is unconstitutional
    United States Supreme Court building Forbes: "For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to confiscate cash, cars, and even homes."
    Rhines appeal rejected by Supreme Court, remains one of three inmates on death row in SD
    KELO News: "The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a gay death row inmate in South Dakota who says jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. Charles Rhines was convicted in the 1992 stabbing death of a doughnut shop employee in Rapid City."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Staff Attorney with the Office of the State Court Administrator in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five Law Clerks with the Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

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    June Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The June Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    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.
    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
  • Clerk's office renovations unveiled in G.F.
    Grand Forks County Clerk Staff Clerk and administrative staff cut the ribbon on improvements to the Grand Forks County Clerk of District Court office at a celebration June 15. The renovations were funded in part by a $60,821.97 Court Facilities Improvement Grant. The total amount distributed to counties since the court improvement fund was initiated in 2003 is $10,094,422.72.
    Court Technology Committee June 22 agenda
    The agenda for the June 22 meeting of the Court Technology Committee and the committee's March 23 minutes have been posted.
    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.

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    U.S. Supreme Court opinions: June 18
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in partisan gerrymandering cases from Maryland and Wisconsin and in a First Amendment case involving a person who was arrested for disturbing a city council meeting.
  • Besinek v. Lamone
  • Gill v. Whitford
  • Lozman v. Riviera Beach
  • U.S. Supreme Court sentencing opinions: June 18
    The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in two cases on calculation of criminal sentences under federal guidelines.
  • Rosales-Mireles v. United States
  • Chavez-Meza v. United States
  • U.S.: Supreme Court's mixed decision on the polling place clothing case
    Constitution Daily: "Last week, a divided Supreme Court said a Minnesota law barring political clothing within polling places is unconstitutional, but it left a door open that could result in specific apparel bans at the polls."
    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.

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    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Special Case Contractor with the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I with the District Court in Fargo has been posted.
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    A job announcement for three Assistant United States Attorneys with the US Attorney's Office in Fargo or Bismarck has been posted.

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