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State v. Francis

Docket No. 20150280
Oral Argument: Monday, April 4, 2016 12:55pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Curtis Vernon Francis Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : MISC. STATUTORY OFF. (MISDEMEANOR)
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CR-00619
Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
Thomas E. Merrick
2016 ND 154882 N.W.2d 270
Oral Argument 4/4/2016

Highlight

Electioneering law prohibiting the gathering of signatures within 100 feet of the entrance to an open polling place is a reasonable time, place, and manner restriction on speech.
Prohibition on collecting signatures within 100 feet of the entrance to an open polling place is a reasonable restriction on the initiated ballot measure process.
To show abuse of prosecutorial discretion, defendants must establish similarly situated individuals were not prosecuted and prosecution of the defendant was based on an improper motive.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/18/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF w/ADDENDUM (PDF) View
02/17/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
AMICUS CURIAE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Lori Sue Mickelson - 05188
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Thomas A Dickson - 03800
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Ariston Edward Johnson - 06366
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Katherine Marilyn Naumann - 06878

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/24/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/24/2015
2 09/24/2015 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 09/24/2015
3 09/24/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 09/24/2015 Notice Served on Thomas A. Dickson & Katherine M. Naumann
5 09/25/2015 STAY PENDING ENTRY OF JUDGMENT
6 10/05/2015 2ND NOTICE OF APPEAL
7 10/07/2015 NOT. OF FILING SECOND NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
8 10/07/2015 Notice served on Thomas A. Dickson & Katherine M. Naumann
9 10/20/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 19, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.1-122 & 124-132) (123 NO DOC)
10 11/05/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED MAY 13, 2015 & C.O.S.
11 11/19/2015 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 18, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 133-136)
12 12/15/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
13 12/15/2015 E-FILED MOTION
14 12/15/2015 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 01/14/2016
15 12/18/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF w/ADDENDUM (PDF) View
16 12/18/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
17 12/18/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
18 12/18/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
19 12/22/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
20 12/22/2015 E-FILED MOTION
21 12/22/2015 E-mail from Tom Dickson - no objection to extension
22 12/23/2015 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 02/17/2016
23 12/23/2015 Received 7 copies of the ATB from Central Duplicating
24 12/23/2015 Received 6 copies of the ATA from Central Duplicating
25 12/28/2015 Received $25 ATB e-filing surcharge (Receipt #24158)
26 02/17/2016 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (PDF) View
27 02/17/2016 DISK (ACB) (e-mailed)
28 02/17/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
29 02/17/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
30 02/17/2016 APPELLEE APPENDIX
31 02/17/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
32 02/19/2016 Received $25 AEB e-filing surcharge (Receipt #24247)
33 02/22/2016 Received 7 copies of the AEB from Central Duplicating
34 02/22/2016 Received 6 copies of the AEA from Central Duplicating
35 03/21/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
36 03/29/2016 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (Prairie Public, Fargo Forum, KVLY-TV, and WDAY-TV - all approved)
37 04/01/2016 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (KVRR-TV - approved)
38 04/04/2016 APPEARANCES: Ariston E. Johnson; Katherine M. Naumann
39 04/04/2016 ARGUED: Ariston E. Johnson; Katherine M. Naumann
40 04/04/2016 Special Term of Court at Fargo South High School. Arguments were not simultaneously webcast.
41 07/20/2016 DISPOSITION
42 07/20/2016 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
43 07/21/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
44 08/12/2016 MANDATE
45 10/17/2016 Notice of Filing Petition for Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court
46 12/09/2016 Received letter from U.S. Supreme Court Denying Petition for Writ of Certiorari