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Monday, June 18, 2018
Today at the Court
9:30 am State v. Beltran
1:30 pm RAD Development-Main Street, LLC v. Leunguen-Koundjo
2:45 pm Tillich v. Bruce
Waived State v. Cullett
New Opinion: June 11
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on June 11.
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
  • U.S.: Supreme Court justices are selling stocks that can lead to forced recusals from cases
    United States Supreme Court building USA Today: "Only three justices own individual stocks, a practice that occasionally forces them to recuse themselves from cases. All three - Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Stephen Breyer - reduced their holdings in 2017."
    Keystone XL Pipeline: South Dakota high court dismisses appeal
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader: "South Dakota's Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases."
  • Opinion Link: Matter of Keystone Pipeline
  • Montana Supreme Court: UM police violated rights in underage drinking case
    Montana State Seal Helena Independent Record: "University of Montana police officers violated a former student's Fifth Amendment rights when they interrogated her over a minor in possession of alcohol offense without informing her of her right against self incrimination, the Montana Supreme Court concluded."
  • Opinion Link: City of Missoula v. Kroschel
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for five Law Clerks with the Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

    North Dakota
    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.
    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.

    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 Announcements
    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.
    Job Announcement
    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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