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Kelsh v. Jaeger

Docket No. 20020060
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Jerome Kelsh, Petitioner
v.
Alvin A. Jaeger, in his capacity
as Secretary of State, State of
North Dakota, Respondent
Case Type
CIVIL ORIG. PROCEEDING : WRIT OF PROHIBITION (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2002 ND 53641 N.W.2d 100
Oral Argument 3/26/2002

Highlight

The Legislature can truncate senate terms when reasonably necessary to accomplish a constitutional mandate or directive.
It is an impermissible delegation of legislative power for the Legislature to place in one person the unfettered discretion to stop an election.
When reapportionment results in a substantial constituency change, the constitutional requirement that a senator be elected from a district may justify truncating an incumbent senator's term to give the electorate an opportunity to elect a senator from that district.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (ND Democratic - NPL Party) View
03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (Wayne Stenehjem) View
03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State) View
03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (North Dakota Republican Party) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
RESPONDENT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Wayne K Stenehjem - 03442
RESPONDENT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Douglas Alan Bahr - 04940

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/05/2002 PETITION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION OR OTHER APPROPRIATE WRIT, MOTION FOR EXPEDITED REVIEW; View
2 03/05/2002 BRIEF IN SUPPORT (attached together); and APPENDIX
3 03/05/2002 DISK - Petitioner's Brief
4 03/06/2002 MOTION to set briefing schedule and oral argument
5 03/06/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (to set briefing schedule and oral argument) - Granted
6 03/07/2002 Filed amended order correcting name of District 26 Chair of the ND Republican Party
7 03/12/2002 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (ND Public Radio, KXMB-TV, & The Bismarck Tribune)
8 03/12/2002 (e-mail from Jack McDonald) (APPROVED)
9 03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (ND Democratic - NPL Party) View
10 03/15/2002 DISK - (ND Democratic - NPL Party)
11 03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (Wayne Stenehjem) View
12 03/15/2002 DISK - Wayne Stenehjem (e-mailed)
13 03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State) View
14 03/15/2002 DISK - Alvin A. Jaeger (e-mailed)
15 03/15/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF (North Dakota Republican Party) View
16 03/15/2002 Disk - ND Republican Party (e-mailed)
17 03/18/2002 Amended Affidavit of Jerome Kelsh dated 3-14-02
18 03/18/2002 Admissions of Service of Daniel M. Traynor, Thomas A. Dickson, and Douglas A. Bahr and Admissions
19 03/18/2002 of Service and Affidavits of Personal Service of Joel Heitkamp, Jim Dotzenrod, & Mike Martinson
20 03/21/2002 Request for additional OA time for Respondents (e-mail from Attorney General Stenehjem)
21 03/21/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Attorney Gen. Stenehjem will ahve 20 min.; Mr. Weikum and Mr. Kelsch will - Granted
22 03/21/2002 each have 5 min.)
23 03/26/2002 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (AP) (e-mail from Dale Wetzel dated 3-25-02)) (APPROVED)
24 03/26/2002 APPEARANCES: David R. Bliss, Jerome Kelsh; Thomas D. Kelsch, Jeffrey S. Weikum, Wayne K. Stenehjem,
25 03/26/2002 Douglas A. Bahr
26 03/26/2002 ARGUED: Bliss; Kelsch; Weikum; Stenehjem (Vol. X; Page 212)
27 03/26/2002 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
28 03/28/2002 DISPOSITION
29 03/28/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
30 03/28/2002 No costs
31 04/01/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
32 04/01/2002 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Page 4
33 07/11/2008 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed