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Burgum v. Jaeger, et al.

Docket No. 20200298
Oral Argument: Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
Doug Burgum, in his capacity as North
Dakota’s Governor, Petitioner
v.
Alvin Jaeger, in his capacity as North
Dakota’s Secretary of State; the North Dakota
Legislative Assembly, Chet Pollert, Chairman
of Legislative Management; and the District 8
Republican Committee, Loren DeWitz,
District Chairperson, Respondents
and
Democratic Non-Partisan League District 8
House of Representatives Candidate
Kathrin Volochenko, Intervenor
Case Type
CIVIL ORIG. PROCEEDING : WRIT OF MANDAMUS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2020 ND 251951 N.W.2d 380
Oral Argument 11/20/2020

Highlight

Votes cast for an ineligible candidate are counted and considered a protest against the eligible candidate.
A governor’s constitutional gap-filling appointment authority does not apply when the law provides a method to fill a vacancy.
A governor’s constitutional gap-filling appointment authority only applies to vacancies in an office, not in a term.
Section 16.1-13-10, N.D.C.C., applies to vacancies occurring in the office of a member of the Legislative Assembly.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
11/19/2020 RESPONDENT BRIEF (DIST. 8 REPUB.) View
11/19/2020 CORRECTED INTERVENOR BRIEF (DNPL) BRIEF FILED 11/19/2020
11/19/2020 RESPONDENT BRIEF (JAEGER & LEGIS) View
11/19/2020 CORRECTED INTERVENOR BRIEF (DNPL) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
INTERVENOR PRIVATE PRACTICE David C. Thompson - 03921
RESPONDENT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Wayne K Stenehjem - 03442
INTERVENOR PRIVATE PRACTICE Duane A Lillehaug - 03232
PETITIONER PRIVATE PRACTICE Nicholas Mark Surma - 08830
RESPONDENT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE David Ray Phillips - 06116
RESPONDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE John M. Olson - 03053
AMICUS CURIAE PRO SE Jonathan T. Garaas - 03080
PETITIONER PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert James Pathroff - 07759
PETITIONER PRIVATE PRACTICE Megan J. Gordon - 08632
AMICUS CURIAE PRO SE Tyler Yeargain

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/12/2020 PETITION FILED View
2 11/12/2020 PETITIONER'S APPENDIX View
3 11/12/2020 MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
4 11/12/2020 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
5 11/12/2020 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Neumann, William A.
6 11/13/2020 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief) - Denied
7 11/13/2020 Order to set response deadline and oral argument View
8 11/13/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
9 11/13/2020 Request for Radio/TV Coverage
10 11/13/2020 ACTION BY CLERK (Forum Communications, The Bismarck Tribune, KFYR-TV, Prairie Public and KXMB-TV) - Granted
11 11/16/2020 Rec'd 5 petitions and 4 appendicies from CSD
12 11/17/2020 MOTION FOR INTERVENTION View
13 11/17/2020 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Granted View
14 11/17/2020 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF
15 11/18/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
16 11/18/2020 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (YEARGAIN) View
17 11/18/2020 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF
18 11/18/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
19 11/18/2020 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (GARAAS) View
20 11/19/2020 RESPONDENT BRIEF (DIST. 8 REPUB.) View
21 11/19/2020 RESPONDENT APPENDIX (DIST. 8. REPUB.) View
22 11/19/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF (JAEGER & LEGIS)
23 11/19/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 11/19/2020
24 11/19/2020 CORRECTED INTERVENOR BRIEF (DNPL) BRIEF FILED 11/19/2020
25 11/19/2020 RESPONDENT BRIEF (JAEGER & LEGIS) View
26 11/19/2020 RESPONDENT APPENDIX (JAEGER & LEGIS) View
27 11/19/2020 RECEIVED ADD'L CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE FOR RPB & AEA (JAEGER & LEGIS)
28 11/19/2020 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE CORRECTED BRIEF AND OUT-OF-TIME APPENDIX
29 11/19/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
30 11/19/2020 CORRECTED INTERVENOR BRIEF (DNPL) View
31 11/19/2020 INTERVENOR APPENDIX View
32 11/19/2020 RECEIVED CORRECTED CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE FOR RPB (DNPL)
33 11/20/2020 APPEARANCES Robert J. Pathroff; Megan J. Gordon; Nicholas M. Surma;Wayne K. Stenehjem
34 11/23/2020 John M. Olson; David C. Thompson
35 11/20/2020 ARGUED: Robert J. Pathroff; Wayne K. Stenehjem; John M. Olson; David C. Thompson
36 11/20/2020 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
37 11/23/2020 Supplemental Citation under N.D.R.App.P. 28(k) View
38 11/24/2020 DISPOSITION (Legal Status Declared, Relief Denied)
39 11/24/2020 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
40 11/24/2020 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, NO PARTY HAVE AND RECOVER COSTS
41 11/24/2020 Judgment Sent to Parties
42 12/08/2020 FILE CLOSED
43 01/25/2021 Corrected Opinion Page: Page 2 of the title page, Line 6 and changes Democratice to Democratic