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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
New Opinion: April 17
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on April 17.
Odyssey system to be down Friday evening
The court system will install an upgrade to the Odyssey system on Friday, April 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. CDT. The work should be completed by 11 p.m. During this time, Odyssey, Odyssey File and Serve, Odyssey payments and the Odyssey Public Access search site will not be usable.
May Term of Court
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The May Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
ND Court System posts 2017 annual reports
The 2017 North Dakota Court System Annual Report and the 2017 Juvenile Court Annual Report have been posted. The court system report provides details of activity in the Supreme Court, the district and juvenile courts, and in court administration during the 2017 calendar year. The separate juvenile court report provides a more in-depth look at the structure and work of the North Dakota Juvenile Courts.
  • ND Court System Annual Report
  • ND Court System Juvenile Report
  • Pattern Jury Instruction Commission March 1 minutes
    The minutes of the March 1 meeting of the Pattern Jury Instruction Commission and the commission's March 2018 drafts have been posted.
  • March 1, 2018 Minutes
  • March 2018 Drafts
  • U.S. Supreme Court April 25 arguments
    United States Supreme Court building Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether the president may lawfully prevent foreign nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
  • Trump v. Hawaii
  • Minnesota Supreme Court ruling will help shed light on police use of biometric technology
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: "A decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court on [April 18] will help the public learn more about how law enforcement use of privacy invasive biometric technology."
  • Opinion Link: Webster v. Hennepin County
  • S.D.: Political Science League hosts Chief Justice Gilbertson
    S.D. Chief Justice David Gibertson USD Volante: "Chief Justice David Gilbertson spoke about the significant role of the South Dakota Supreme Court within the legal system of South Dakota in an event hosted by the political science league Thursday night."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a long-term temporary paralegal with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Bismarck has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Court seeks comment on proposed changes to court records rules
    The Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 19 on court records management and the retention schedule, and adoption of a new N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 41 on access to court records. Comments are due June 1.
    Joint Procedure Committee April 27 agenda
    The agenda for the April 27 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committee's Jan. 25 minutes have been posted.
    Judge Gerald Glaser 1932-2018
    Judge Gerald Glaser Retired District Judge Gerald Glaser died April 23. A UND School of Law graduate, Judge Glaser was admitted to the bar in 1956. He served as a district judge from 1976-1994. Arrangements are pending with Parkway Funeral Service in Bismarck.
  • Judge Glaser Biography
  • Funeral Home
  • Justices teach students about jury service
    Justice Lisa K. Fair McEvers and Justice Jon J. Jensen On April 17, Justice Lisa K. Fair McEvers and Justice Jon J. Jensen provided a presentation at Beulah High School on jury service in North Dakota. All of the senior students at the school attended the presentation. Brian Filibeck, a social studies teacher at the school, helped to arrange the visit.
    Southwest District Bar serves dinner at Angel 37 Kitchen
    The Southwest District Bar Association served the meal at the Angel 37 kitchen on April 17 in Dickinson. Angel 37 kitchen is a community event, hosted by various groups and served each week. Here are the photos.
    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 vacated a sentence in a North Dakota firearms possession case.
  • United States v. Kinney
  • 8th Circuit decides N.D. case
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the district court's dismissal of a North Dakota employment rights claim involving the Energy and Environmental Research Center.
  • Groenewold v. Kelley

  • Federal
    U.S. Supreme Court opinions: April 24
    United States Supreme Court building The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a patent case involving wellhead technology, in a computer software patent case and in a case on the scope of the Alien Tort Statute.
  • Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group
  • SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal
  • Jesner v. Arab Bank

  • Minnesota
    Minn.: Examining an intriguing rule change about bias in jury selection
    St. Paul Pioneer Press: "In a 1986 ruling about a Kentucky case, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the use of peremptory challenges by prosecutors to bounce potential jurors because of their race violated the equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution."
    Appeals court rules Minnesota pipeline protesters can use 'necessity defense'
    Minnesota Great Seal G.F. Herald: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by state prosecutors Monday, April 23, paving the way for four anti-pipeline activists to argue during trial that they had no choice but to disrupt a pipeline transporting tar sands oil."
  • Opinion Link: State v. Klapstein

  • South Dakota
    S.D.: Constitutionality of Scotland man's murder conviction upheld by high court
    South Dakota Great Seal Mitchell Daily Republic: "The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a Scotland, South Dakota, man's conviction for killing his 4-month-old son."
  • Opinion Link: Miller v. Young

  • Montana

    Other Jurisdictions
    Nation: New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
    MPR News: "Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947."

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for three Deputy Clerks of District Court I with the District Court in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Supreme Court Clerk I with the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney with the Ward County State's Attorney's Office in Minot 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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