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Ferguson v. City of Fargo

Docket No. 20160067
Oral Argument: Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
Edward P. Ferguson and Lavonna M. Ferguson, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
City of Fargo, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-CV-02227
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
John Charles Irby
2016 ND 194886 N.W.2d 557
Oral Argument 9/8/2016

Highlight

All regularly enacted municipal ordinances carry a strong presumption of constitutionality, which will be sustained unless the party challenging the ordinance clearly demonstrates it violates the state or federal constitution.
The equal protection clause does not forbid classifications, and under the relaxed rational basis standard, a governmental classification will be upheld unless it is arbitrary and bears no rational relationship to a legitimate governmental interest.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/31/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
06/30/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
07/14/2016 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Ronald H McLean - 03260
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Stuart Raum - 05676
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jane L Dynes - 04495
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Elizabeth Lee Alvine - 07460

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/18/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 02/18/2016
2 02/18/2016 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 02/23/2016
3 02/22/2016 Received Filing Fee
4 02/23/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 02/23/2016 Notice served on Jane L. Dynes, Ronald H. McLean, Elizabeth L. Alvine & Michael S. Raum
6 03/22/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 21, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.1-66)
7 04/19/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED January 4, 2016, & C.O.S.
8 05/20/2016 Rule 44 Notice to Douglas Bahr, Solicitor General
9 05/31/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
10 05/31/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
11 05/31/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 05/31/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
13 06/02/2016 Received ATB $25 e-filing surcharge (Receipt #24444)
14 06/03/2016 Received 7 copies of the ATB from Central Duplicating
15 06/03/2016 Received 6 copies of the ATA from Central Duplicating
16 06/30/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
17 06/30/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
18 07/05/2016 Received $25 AEB e-filing surcharge (Receipt #24515)
19 07/05/2016 Received 7 copies of the AEB from Central Duplicating
20 07/11/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
21 07/14/2016 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
22 07/14/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
23 07/19/2016 Received 7 copies of the RYB from Central Duplicating
24 09/08/2016 APPEARANCES: Jane L. Dynes; Elizabeth L. Alvine and Michael S. Raum
25 09/08/2016 ARGUED: Jane L. Dynes; Michael S. Raum
26 09/08/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
27 10/04/2016 DISPOSITION
28 10/04/2016 SPLIT OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
29 10/04/2016 DISSENT : Crothers, Daniel John
30 10/04/2016 Costs taxed in favor of Appellant
31 10/04/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
32 10/27/2016 MANDATE
33 07/29/2022 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed