N.D. Legislative Assembly, et al. v. Burgum
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly, Senator
Ray Holmberg, Representative Al Carlson,
Senator Rich Wardner, Senator Joan Heckaman,
and Representative Corey Mock, Petitioners and Cross-Respondents
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Respondent and Cross-Petitioner
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne K.
- Case Type
- CIVIL ORIG. PROCEEDING : WRIT OF MANDAMUS (Civil)
- Appeal From
The Governor cannot withdraw a veto or otherwise concede it was ineffective.
An "item" in an appropriation bill may be vetoed in its entirety, but it may not be reduced or scaled. If the "item" is an appropriation included in a larger subdivision or otherwise aggregated into a larger appropriation, the effect of an item veto is to subtract the item from the larger total. The Governor may strike words or numbers in a bill, but he may not insert them.
The Legislative Assembly may not insulate an item from veto by including it within a larger appropriation, funding that larger appropriation from multiple special funds, or failing to identify the funding source for the item. In the context of a legislative appropriation, the Legislative Assembly must specify (1) the amount, (2) the object or purpose for which the amount is authorized, and (3) the fund from which the amount is set apart.
The item veto power does not authorize the Governor to veto any part of a statement of legislative intent.
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|Seq. #||Filing Date||Description||Attachment|
|1||12/08/2017||PETITION FILED w/ addendum||View|
|3||12/08/2017||Rec'd e-filing surcharge for petition (receipt #25802)|
|5||01/12/2018||RESPONDENT BRIEF Filed to Petition/Brief in Support of Cross Petition w/ addendum||View|
|6||01/18/2018||MOTION to file a consolidated brief in reply to Governor's brief in opposition to Petition and in|
|7||01/18/2018||response to Cross-Petition and allow 10,000 words|
|9||01/18/2018||ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted|
|10||02/12/2018||REPLY BRIEF & BRIEF IN OPPOSITION TO CROSS-PETITION WITH ADDENDUM (PDF)||View|
|11||02/12/2018||E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)|
|12||02/13/2018||Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from CSD|
|13||02/21/2018||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|14||02/21/2018||Request for Radio/TV Coverage: KFYR-TV, KXMB-TV, Prairie Pub. Radio, The Bis. Tribune & Forum Comm.|
|15||02/21/2018||ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted|
|16||02/26/2018||CROSS-PETITIONERS' REPLY BRIEF (PDF)||View|
|17||02/26/2018||DISK (RYB) (e-mailed)|
|18||03/19/2018||APPEARANCES: Shawn Grinolds & Randall Bakke/AG Stenehjem, James Nicolai, Governor Doug Burgum|
|19||03/19/2018||ARGUED: Grinolds/W. Stenehjem|
|20||03/19/2018||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|21||03/20/2018||Letter from Respondent/Cross Petitioner under 28(k)|
|22||03/27/2018||Letter from Petitioner/Cross Respondent under 28(k)|
|23||07/30/2018||DISPOSITION (AND GRANTING THE CROSS-PETITION)|
|24||07/30/2018||SPLIT OPINION : Tufte, Jerod E.||View|
|25||07/30/2018||CONCURRING AND DISSENTING : VandeWalle, Gerald W.|
|26||07/30/2018||CONCURRING AND DISSENTING : Crothers, Daniel John|
|27||07/30/2018||JOINING IN CONCURRING AND DISSENTING : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair|
|28||07/30/2018||JOINING IN CONCURRING AND DISSENTING : VandeWalle, Gerald W.|