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Administrative Rule 40 - ACCESS TO AUDIOTAPES OF PROCEEDINGS IN DISTRICT COURT

Effective Date: 3/6/1996

Obsolete Date: 1/1/1997

SECTION 1. Authority

Under Article VI, Section 3 of the North Dakota Constitution, the supreme court has the authority to establish policies and procedures to be followed by all courts of the state. The court also has specific authority to establish policies relating to court records under 27-02-05.2, NDCC.

SECTION 2. Public Access to Audiotapes

1. Copies of the audiotaped recording of trial court proceedings made under this rule shall not be made available to the public. Persons wishing to listen to the recording of a proceeding may make arrangements to do so or make arrangements for a transcript of the proceeding.

2. Each district shall establish procedures to ensure appropriate access to audiotapes.

3. Video or electronic media coverage, if granted, is governed by Administrative Rule 21.

Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota, March 6, 1996.

Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice
Herbert L. Meschke, Justice
William A. Neumann, Justice
Dale V. Sandstrom, Justice

ATTEST:
Penny Miller, Clerk
North Dakota Supreme Court

[Adopted effective January 17, 1996, subject to comment; final adoption effective March 6, 1996.] 

Adopted effective January 17, 1996, subject to comment; final adoption effective March 6, 1996; amended effective January 1, 1997; amended effective October 1, 2016.

Effective Date Obsolete Date
10/01/2016 View
01/01/1997 10/01/2016 View
03/06/1996 01/01/1997 View