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State v. Ness

Docket No. 20090046
Oral Argument: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Thomas Paul Ness, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : MISC. STATUTORY OFF. (MISDEMEANOR)
Appeal From
Case No. 07-K-2634
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Sonna M. Anderson
2009 ND 182774 N.W.2d 254
Oral Argument 9/1/2009

Highlight

To have standing to raise a vagueness challenge, a litigant must almost always demonstrate that the law in question is vague as applied to his own conduct, without regard to its potentially vague application in other circumstances.
A court may refuse to give jury instructions that are irrelevant or inapplicable.
The opportunity to cross-examine a witness is the primary mode of safeguarding a defendant's confrontation rights, but the scope of the cross-examination is in the court's discretion.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/01/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF View
05/29/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
06/12/2009 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Henry Myerchin - 05412
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Bryan David Denham - 06331

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/03/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/30/2009
2 02/03/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/30/2009
3 03/23/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED January 7, 2009
4 03/23/2009 DISK - tra (1-7-09)
5 03/26/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL - includes separate entry nos. 30, 31 (exhibits), & 33
6 05/01/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF View
7 05/01/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX
8 05/01/2009 DISK of ATB (e-mailed)
9 05/29/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
10 05/29/2009 DISK - AEB (e-mailed)
11 05/29/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX
12 06/12/2009 REPLY BRIEF View
13 06/12/2009 DISK-ryb (e-mailed)
14 07/23/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT MAILED
15 07/29/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 7/28/09 (Entry Nos. 42 - 44)
16 08/29/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
17 08/31/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Graff, Benny A.
18 09/01/2009 APPEARANCES: Paul H. Myerchin/Bryan D. Denham, Asst. State's Attny.
19 09/01/2009 ARGUED: Myerchin/Denham
20 09/01/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 10/15/2009 DISPOSITION
22 10/15/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Maring, Mary Muehlen View
23 10/19/2009 Judgment Sent to Parties
24 11/09/2009 MANDATE
25 11/12/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE