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State v. Backlund

Docket No. 20030044
Oral Argument: Thursday, September 11, 2003 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Craig Randall Backlund, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : SEXUAL OFFENSE
Appeal From
Case No. 02-K-785
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Norman J. Backes
2003 ND 184672 N.W.2d 431
Oral Argument 9/11/2003

Highlight

An adult is guilty of luring a minor by computer when (1) the adult knows the character and content of a communication that, in whole or in part, implicitly or explicitly discusses or depicts actual or simulated nudity, sexual acts, sexual contact, sadomasochistic abuse, or other sexual performances, (2) the adult willfully uses the computer communication system to initiate or engage in such communication with a person the adult believes to be a minor, and (3) by means of that communication, the adult willfully importunes, invites, or induces the person the adult believes to be a minor to engage in sexual acts or have sexual contact with the adult, or to engage in a sexual performance, obscene sexual performance, or sexual conduct for the adult's benefit, satisfaction, lust, passions, or sexual desires.
North Dakota has jurisdiction to prosecute a defendant who solicits a person believed to be a minor to engage in sexual acts from a computer in Minnesota, where the communication is received in North Dakota and the defendant travels to and is arrested in North Dakota.
North Dakota's luring-a-minor-by-computer law does not violate the Commerce Clause or the First Amendment.
The registration and notification provisions for sexual offenders do not violate procedural due process or double jeopardy.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/25/2003 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF View
08/07/2003 REPLY BRIEF View
08/07/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF (Amended) View
09/05/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF (Amended) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Mark Rainer Boening - 03797
AMICUS CURIAE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Jonathan R. Byers - 04583

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/20/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL (dated 2-14-03) : 02/14/2003
2 02/20/2003 AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL (also dated 2-14-03 and filed in the Dist. Ct. Clerk's office 2-14-03)
3 02/20/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 02/14/2003
4 04/07/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL (not rec'd: tapes, steno notes & SA copies of notices)
5 04/07/2003 TRANSCRIPTS DATED June 26, 2002 & February 7, 2003 (2 vols.)
6 04/07/2003 DISK - TRA (6/26/02 & 2/7/03) (e-mailed)
7 05/16/2003 Appellant's Brief (Withdrawn on 8-11-03)
8 05/16/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
9 05/16/2003 E-mailed copy of ATB (withdrawn on 8-11-03)
10 06/03/2003 Letter from Jonathan R. Byers dated 6-2-03 RE:advised that AG's office will be filing Amicus Brief
11 06/09/2003 MOTION TO RECONSIDER PERMISSION TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEB BY ATTORNEY GENERAL
12 06/11/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Court adheres to previous action) - Denied
13 06/11/2003 Order Mailed to Parties, Jon Byers
14 06/16/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF; AFFIDAVIT OF BRETT M. SHASKY (faxed)
15 06/16/2003 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAE) - Granted : 07/15/2003
16 06/16/2003 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
17 06/17/2003 MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF
18 06/17/2003 ACTION BY CLERK (MOT Ext to file Amicus Brief) - Granted : 06/25/2003
19 06/17/2003 Original Motion for Ext/Time Appellee Brief; Affidavit of Brett Shasky
20 06/25/2003 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF View
21 06/25/2003 w/attached addendum
22 06/27/2003 DISK - ACB (e-mailed)
23 07/21/2003 Appellee's Brief (withdrawn on 9-8-03)
24 08/07/2003 REPLY BRIEF View
25 08/07/2003 DISK - (e-mailed) RYB
26 08/07/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF (Amended) View
27 08/07/2003 w/attached Addendum (Amended)
28 08/07/2003 DISK - Amended ATB (e-mailed)
29 08/08/2003 MOTION TO FILE AMENDED BRIEF OF APPELLANT AND STIPULATION FOR AMENDED BRIEF OF APPELLANT
30 08/11/2003 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot/Amended ATB) - Granted
31 08/12/2003 NOTE: the original ATB filed 5-16-03 was withdrawn and replaced with an Amended ATB on 8-7-03
32 08/29/2003 MOTION to Allow Amicus Curiae to Argue Case for State of ND & Stipulation to Allow Amicus Curiae
33 08/29/2003 for State of North Dakota
34 08/29/2003 E-FILED MOTION
35 08/29/2003 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
36 09/02/2003 Original Motion to Allow Amicus Curiae to Argue Case for State of ND
37 09/02/2003 Request for Radio/TV Coverage - AP (e-mail dated 9-02-03 from Dale Wetzel) (AUTHORIZED)
38 09/05/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF (Amended) View
39 09/08/2003 DISK - AEB
40 09/11/2003 APPEARANCES: Robert G, Hoy, Craig Randall Backlund; Jonathan R. Byers, Ass't Atty, Gen., arguing on
41 09/11/2003 behalf of the State
42 09/11/2003 ARGUED: Hoy; Byers (Vol. Y; Page 140)
43 09/11/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
44 12/02/2003 DISPOSITION
45 12/02/2003 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
46 12/05/2003 Judgment Mailed to Parties
47 12/29/2003 MANDATE
48 12/31/2003 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
49 12/02/2009 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed