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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Tomorrow at the Court
1:30pm THR Minerals, LLC. v. Robinson

11:00am Court Services Administration Committee - Bismarck
Jonathan C. Eaton 1927-2016
Jonathan Eaton Longtime Minot attorney Jonathan C. Eaton, 89, died Oct. 25. He was licensed to practice law in North Dakota for more than 60 years and attended Stanford Law School with former Chief Justice William Rehnquist and retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Services will be private.
  • Jonathan C. Eaton Lawyer Record
  • November Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The November term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    Burke County Courthouse to be closed Thursday
    The Burke County Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 27, for building maintenance.
    Court Services Administration Committee Oct. 28 agenda
    The agenda for the Oct. 28 meeting of the Court Services Administration Committee and the committee's Sept. 16 minutes have been posted.
    SCJD wraps up Courthouse Criminal Basics CLE
    Juvenile Court Referees The South Central Judicial District held the last session of its Courthouse Criminal Basics CLE on Oct. 25 at the Burleigh County Courthouse. The four-part CLE series was designed to provide attorneys with basic information on criminal trial practice. The final session focused on drug court and juvenile court.
    U.S.: Service dog center stage in major special education case
    United States Supreme Court building Education Week: "When the U.S. Supreme Court hears Ehlena Fry's case on Oct. 31, the now-12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy will be in the audience, though she no longer requires the service dog at the center of her federal disability-rights case against a Michigan school district."
    U.S.: Forced out (constitutionally) for Facebook comments
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Inside Higher Ed: "A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that a Minnesota community college was justified when it kicked a student out of a nursing program because of Facebook comments administrators deemed to be unprofessional and threatening to fellow students."
  • Opinion Text: Keefe v. Adams
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Court Reporter for the District Court in Bismarck has been posted.

    North Dakota
    McCarthy appointed to Northeast Central district judgeship
    Jason McCarthy Grand Forks lawyer Jason McCarthy, 45, has been appointed to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District judge vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Debbie G. Kleven. McCarthy is a supervising attorney for the Grand Forks County State's Attorney's Office and was one of seven applicants for the position.
  • Jason McCarthy Biography
  • Gov. Dalrymple's News Release
  • Appellate practice tip of the week
    Cheap shots at the other side will only hurt your case.
  • Other appellate practice tips
  • New Opinion: Oct. 17
    The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Oct. 17.
    Court adopts amendments to lawyer discipline rules
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules for Lawyer Discipline. Amendments were made to rules 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6 and 6.7. The amendments take effect March 1, 2017.
    Caseflow Management Committee Nov. 4 agenda
    The agenda for the Nov. 4 meeting of the Caseflow Management Committee and the committee's Aug. 8 minutes have been posted.
    Supreme Court names clerks for 2017-2018 term
    The North Dakota Supreme Court has selected five people to serve a one-year clerkship for the 2017-2018 term. They are: Sarah Aaberg, Starbuck, Minn., Connor Melvie, Fargo, Conor Smith, Wahpeton, SheraLynn Ternes, Grand Forks, and Morgan Wagner, Bismarck.
    New issue of North Dakota Law Review available online
    North Dakota Law Review The newest issue of the North Dakota Law Review is available online. Topics include immigrant workers, fair housing, testamentary gift transfers, police body cameras and poetry as intellectual property.
    UND law students host panel on sexual assault
    KVRR News: "Where do you start if you or someone else is a victim of sexual harassment? UND Law students hosted a panel to make sure people know what to do if it happens on campus."

    U.S.: Short-handed Supreme Court delays action in 3 cases
    United States Supreme Court building ABC News/AP: "The Supreme Court is offering new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done. The justices have yet to schedule three cases for arguments that were granted full review in January, about a month before Justice Antonin Scalia died."
    U.S.: Alito discusses family life and interpretations of the law
    Justice Samuel Alito Univ. of Buffalo Spectrum: "Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito thinks Buffalo's resurgence is proof that the 'American Dream' is still alive. Alito spoke at Shea's Performing Art's Center on Oct. 20."
    Kagan: U.S. Supreme Court gender diversity positive sign to youth
    Justice Elena Kagan Associated Press: "Gender diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court sends a positive message to young girls and boys, who hear 'women's voices coming from all over the place' as the three female justices join in asking questions during oral arguments, Justice Elena Kagan said Monday."

    Treatment courts bringing new approach to criminal justice in Minnesota
    Minnesota Great Seal Fargo Forum: "Jennifer Rich long struggled with addiction, trying to remain sober but always falling back into the perilous grip of methamphetamine. At one point, Rich maintained seven years of sobriety - before a relapse sent her back into a helpless spiral."
  • News Release: Minnesota receives eight federal grants to support state's treatment court programs

  • South Dakota
    S.D.: Schools want state to fill juvenile justice reform gaps
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader: "A year and a half after Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a widely praised package of juvenile justice reforms, South Dakota school administrators say the law has left them with few options for addressing truancy, underage drinking and other smaller offenses by students."


    Other States and Jurisdictions

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Associate Deputy Clerk for the Municipal Court of the City of Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a State's Attorney for McKenzie County in Watford City has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Indigent Defense Contractor for North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a City Attorney for the City of Dickinson has been posted.

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