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State v. Anderson

Docket No. 20150015
Oral Argument: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Ryan Neil Anderson, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : HOMICIDE
Appeal From
Case No. 2013-CR-00541
Northwest Judicial District, Williams County
David W. Nelson
2016 ND 28875 N.W.2d 496
Oral Argument 10/6/2015

Highlight

The State cannot use a defendant's post-arrest silence as evidence of guilt, and the burden is on the State to prove that a comment on a defendant's post-arrest silence is harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.
The State's inquiry into the amount of time a defendant spent preparing trial testimony is a legitimate means of attacking the veracity of a defendant's testimony on cross-examination.
The attorney-client privilege is personal to the client and is waived if it is not asserted at trial.
A defendant's flight immediately after a crime has been committed or during a continuing chain of events after a crime has been committed, while alone is insufficient to establish guilt, may be considered by the jury as circumstantial evidence of a defendant's consciousness of guilt.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
07/28/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
08/26/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Benjamin C Pulkrabek - 02908
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Paul Raymond Emerson - 05413

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/21/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/21/2015
2 01/21/2015 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/22/2015
3 01/22/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 01/22/2015 Notice served on Nicole Foster, Paul Emerson, Jonathan Byers and Marlyce Wilder
5 01/29/2015 Acknowledgement of Order for Transcript by Michelle Bredemeier
6 02/26/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED February 26, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.1-78, 80-112, 114-125, 127-168, 170-185,
7 02/26/2015 189-196, 198-204, 206-242, 244-283, 285-298) Items not sent:(79,113,169,186,187,188,197,205,
8 02/26/2015 243 and 284)
9 03/12/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 28, 2014, JULY 29, 2014, JULY 30, 2014 & C.O.S.
10 03/16/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
11 03/16/2015 E-FILED MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
12 03/16/2015 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 04/22/2015
13 03/19/2015 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 19, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.299-301)
14 04/22/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED July 31, 2014, August 1, 2014, August 4, 2014, August 5, 2015 (cont)
15 04/22/2015 cont. August 6, 2014 & C.O.S. (electronic only)
16 04/22/2015 Redaction Key for Transcripts dated August 1, 2014 and August 4, 2014
17 04/30/2015 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 30, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 302-303)
18 05/18/2015 Rec'd Assignment of Counsel for Ben Pulkrabek, counsel for Ryan Anderson
19 05/18/2015 ELEC. 3RD SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 18, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.304-305)
20 05/29/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
21 05/29/2015 E-FILED MOTION
22 05/29/2015 E-mail from attorney Emerson - no objection to extension
23 05/29/2015 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 07/10/2015
24 07/07/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
25 07/07/2015 E-FILED MOTION
26 07/07/2015 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 07/31/2015
27 07/28/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
28 07/28/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
29 07/28/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
30 07/28/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
31 07/30/2015 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
32 07/31/2015 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB & $5.50 for ATA for over page limit
33 08/26/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF View
34 08/26/2015 APPELLEE APPENDIX
35 08/26/2015 DISK-aeb (e-mailed)
36 09/03/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
37 09/08/2015 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
38 10/06/2015 APPEARANCES: Benjamin C. Pulkrabek; Paul R. Emerson
39 10/06/2015 ARGUED: Benjamin C. Pulkrabek; Paul R. Emerson
40 10/06/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
41 02/18/2016 DISPOSITION
42 02/18/2016 SPLIT OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
43 02/18/2016 DISSENT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
44 03/11/2016 MANDATE