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State v. Morsette

Docket No. 20180076
Oral Argument: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Travis James Morsette, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DRUGS/CONTRABAND
Appeal From
Case No. 2017-CR-03227
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
James S. Hill
2019 ND 84924 N.W.2d 434

Highlight

A district court’s finding that the facts support a reasonable and articulable suspicion is fully reviewable on appeal.

Merely observing a driver tapping the illuminated screen of his cell phone for two seconds does not create reasonable and articulable suspicion that a violation of N.D.C.C. 39-08-23 has occurred.

It is not reasonable to conclude an officer made a reasonable mistake of fact if he is unable to articulate why he thought an individual’s conduct violated the law.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/11/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
07/23/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Derek Kenneth Steiner - 08124
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Christopher M. Redmann - 07523

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/22/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 02/22/2018
2 02/22/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 02/26/2018
3 02/26/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 02/26/2018 Notice served on Christopher M. Redmann and Derek K. Steiner
5 03/26/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 23, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 1-23, 25-44)(NOT SENT: 24)
6 05/02/2018 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JANUARY 29, 2018 & C.O.S.
7 06/11/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
8 06/11/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
9 06/11/2018 APPELLANT APPENDIX
10 06/11/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX
11 06/14/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB & ATA from CSD
12 06/18/2018 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (receipt #26247)
13 07/10/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
14 07/10/2018 E-FILED MOTION
15 07/10/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/25/2018
16 07/23/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View
17 07/23/2018 DISK (AEB)(e-mailed)
18 09/19/2018 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
19 10/30/2018 APPEARANCES: Christopher M. Redmann; Derek K. Steiner
20 10/30/2018 ARGUED: Christopher M. Redmann; Derek K. Steiner
21 10/30/2018 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
22 03/15/2019 DISPOSITION
23 03/15/2019 SPLIT OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
24 03/15/2019 DISSENT : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
25 03/15/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties
26 04/08/2019 MANDATE