Search Tips

State v. Skorick

Docket No. 20020090
Oral Argument: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Edward Skorick, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : SEXUAL OFFENSE
Appeal From
Case No. 01-K-1136
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Donald L. Jorgensen
2002 ND 190653 N.W.2d 698
Oral Argument 10/30/2002

Highlight

A trial court errs when it permits witnesses to remain in the courtroom for purposes of returning as rebuttal witnesses despite a request for sequestration. The error may be harmless when the testimony by the rebuttal witness did not affect the defendant's substantial rights.
The control and scope of opening and closing arguments is largely a matter left to the discretion of the trial court, and a case will not be reversed on the ground that the prosecutor exceeded the scope of permissible closing argument unless a clear abuse of discretion is shown.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
07/30/2002 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/12/2002 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Cynthia Mae Feland - 04804

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 04/11/2002 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 04/08/2002
2 04/11/2002 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 04/08/2002
3 04/17/2002 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Joyce O. Harnden) : 05/28/2002
4 05/29/2002 TRANSCRIPTS Commencing October 16, 2002 (2 Vol. Jury Trial) and April 2, 2002 (Sentencing)
5 05/29/2002 DISK - TRA of Oct 16, 02 - 2 Vol, and Apr. 2, 02
6 05/30/2002 RECORD ON APPEAL with separates #31(transcript), #56(Preliminary Instructions),
7 05/30/2002 #58(Jury Instructions), and #65 (Presentence Investigation)
8 07/10/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & Affidavit in Support
9 07/10/2002 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/22/2002
10 07/11/2002 Corrected Motion for Ext. to File Brief (ATB) (already acted on)
11 07/23/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
12 07/23/2002 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/29/2002
13 07/30/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & Affidavit in Support
14 07/30/2002 ACTION BY Chief Deputy CLERK - Granted : 07/30/2002
15 07/30/2002 APPELLANT BRIEF View
16 07/30/2002 APPELLANT APPENDIX
17 08/02/2002 8 corrected cc of TOA,pg. 13,& note in letter that pg.10 not missing in ATA-it had been misnumbered
18 08/12/2002 DISK - ATB (e-mailed)
19 08/29/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
20 08/29/2002 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE; place on Oct. Term) - Granted : 09/13/2002
21 08/30/2002 Letter dated 8/29/02 from Thomas Schoppert that he has no objection to extension
22 09/12/2002 APPELLEE BRIEF View
23 09/12/2002 DISK - AEB
24 10/30/2002 APPEARANCES: Thomas K. Schoppert; Cynthia M. Feland
25 10/30/2002 ARGUED: Schoppert; Feland (Vol Y; Page 48)
26 10/30/2002 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
27 12/04/2002 DISPOSITION
28 12/04/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
29 12/05/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
30 12/26/2002 MANDATE
31 10/27/2009 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed