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State v. Sorenson

Docket No. 20080132
Oral Argument: Friday, May 1, 2009 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Tamara Sorenson, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : HOMICIDE
Appeal From
Case No. 07-K-00151
Southeast Judicial District, Wells County
James M. Bekken
2009 ND 147770 N.W.2d 701
Oral Argument 5/1/2009

Highlight

Statements made during a jail phone call to friends and relatives are not testimonial statements, and Sixth Amendment confrontation rights do not apply.
Extreme emotional disturbance is a mitigating circumstance and not a defense to the crime of murder.
A warrantless trash search violates an individual's Fourth Amendment rights if there is a subjective expectation of privacy in the trash that society accepts as objectively reasonable.
An individual is denied due process when defects in procedure might lead to a denial of justice.
Insufficient evidence to support a conviction exists only when, after reviewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict and giving the benefit of all inferences reasonably to be drawn in favor of the verdict, no rational fact finder could find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/31/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF (Ogren-20080132) View
01/30/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF - (Martin - 20080134) View
04/01/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Jonathan R. Byers - 04583
APPELLEE STATE'S ATTORNEY Kathleen Kay Murray - 05365
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED David Neil Ogren - 05336

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 06/06/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/21/2008
2 06/06/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/21/2008
3 06/13/2008 This matter is consolidated w/20080134; make all entries except DIS and MAN in this case
4 06/13/2008 Due date for TRA reset because of consolidation
5 06/13/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (Due date for TRA reset because of consolidation) - Granted : 07/16/2008
6 06/23/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL (4 vols.) & separates, which include exhibits & trans. dated 7-24-07. NOT REC'D:
7 06/23/2008 Exhibit Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6, 53, 57, 58, 61, 62, 66, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 84, 86, 87, 89, 91,
8 06/23/2008 93, 112, 118, 123B, 124, 124A, 126, 127, 128A, 131, 131A, 132, 133, 134, 135, 135B, 137,
9 06/23/2008 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146A, 146C, 147, 149B, 149E, 149F, 149H, 151, 152, 152G,
10 06/23/2008 158, 160, 161, 161A, 162, 163, 164A, 167A, 168A, 169, 169B, 169C, 170, 170A, 175A, 175C, 177,
11 06/23/2008 177A, 177B, 178A, 178B, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187I, 188, 188A, 202B, 202M, 202N, 202O, 202R,
12 06/23/2008 202S, 202II, & 203D
13 06/25/2008 Objection to Consolidation of Appeals by Tamara Sorenson & Affidavit of Service
14 06/25/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Objection to Consolidation) - Denied
15 06/27/2008 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated June 26, 2008 (Entry Nos. 316 - 319)
16 07/07/2008 Copy of Transcript dated 8-10-07 (Original is part of ROA in 20080134)
17 07/07/2008 DISK - tra (8-10-07) (e-mailed)
18 07/21/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (e-filed request from Kimimila Cross)
19 07/21/2008 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/Time/Transcript)
20 07/21/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MTR) - Granted : 09/29/2008
21 09/29/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (E-filed correspondence from Tami Beckley)
22 09/29/2008 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/TRA)
23 09/29/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MTR) - Granted : 11/14/2008
24 11/12/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
25 11/12/2008 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/TRA)
26 11/13/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MTR) - Granted : 11/24/2008
27 11/21/2008 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 12/3/07; 1/25/08; 2/22/08; 2/29/08; 3/12/08; 3/13/08; 3/14/08; 3/17/08; 3/18/08;
28 11/21/2008 3/19/08; 3/20/08; 3/24/08; 3/25/08; 3/26/08; 3/27/08; 3/28/08;3/31/08;4/1/08;
29 11/21/2008 4/2/08; 4/3/08; & 5/13/08 (21 vols.)
30 11/21/2008 DISK (e-mailed) (Transcripts dated 12/3/07;1/25/08;2/22/08;2/29/08;3/12/08;3/13/08;3/14/08;3/17/08;
31 11/21/2008 3/18/08;3/19/08;3/20/08;3/24/08;3/25/08;3/26/08;3/27/08;3/31/08;4/1/08;4/2/08;4/3/08 & 5/13/08 (21)
32 11/24/2008 Affidavit of Service of TRA on counsel
33 11/25/2008 2nd Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 11-24-08 (Entry Nos. 320-324)
34 12/31/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF (Ogren-20080132) View
35 12/31/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
36 12/31/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF
37 12/31/2008 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) PDF
38 01/09/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
39 01/09/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
40 01/14/2009 E-filing surcharge $212.50 for ATB/ATA through interdeparemtnal billing, Jounal ID no. 726655
41 01/30/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF - (Martin - 20080134) View
42 01/30/2009 E-FILED BRIEF - ATB (20080134)
43 01/30/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX - e-filed PDF (20080134)
44 01/30/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX - ATA (20080134)
45 02/04/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
46 02/04/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
47 02/18/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
48 02/18/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/AEB)
49 02/18/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (Mot/Ext/AEB) - Granted : 04/01/2009
50 02/26/2009 Payment for $70.50 surcharge through inter-departmental billing; journal entry 738784
51 03/25/2009 MOTION FOR Enlargement of Brief
52 03/25/2009 E-FILED MOTION
53 03/25/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (granted a total of 13,100 for the Appellee's Brief) - Granted
54 04/01/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
55 04/01/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX (Volumes A-E) (5 volumes)
56 04/01/2009 DISK - aeb (CD-ROM)
57 04/08/2009 Received 7 copies of page 34 for the 7 copies of the AEB
58 04/28/2009 Request for Radio/TV Coverage --- Prairie Public and KFYR-TV
59 05/01/2009 APPEARANCES: David N. Ogren and Robert W. Martin; Kathleen K. Trosen, State's Attorney and Jonathan
60 05/01/2009 Byers, Assistant Attorney General
61 05/01/2009 ARGUED: Ogren and Martin; Trosen
62 05/01/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
63 07/21/2009 DISPOSITION
64 07/21/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION View
65 07/22/2009 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
66 08/13/2009 MANDATE
67 08/18/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
68 01/16/2020 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed