Bridges v. State
- John Clark Bridges, Petitioner and Appellant
State of North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee
- Case Type
- CIVIL APPEAL : POST-CONVICTION RELIEF
- Appeal From
Case No. 2021-CV-01163
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Bruce A. Romanick
Parties' Statement of Issues
The district court erred by summarily dismissing Mr. Bridges’ petitions for post-conviction relief.
Whether the district court was clearly erroneous in granting the State’s motions for summary disposition in Bridges’s petitions for postconviction relief.
John Clark Bridges appeals from a district court’s orders and judgments denying his applications for postconviction relief.
Bridges pleaded guilty to charges of murder and kidnapping in 2012, and pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder in 2013. Bridges filed four applications for postconviction relief throughout 2021. The State filed answers to each application, as well as motions requesting summary disposition. The district court granted the motions for summary disposition on each application, concluding Bridges’ applications were untimely and did not present genuine issues of material fact.
On appeal, Bridges argues the district court erred in summarily dismissing his applications for postconviction relief without evidentiary hearings.
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|Seq. #||Filing Date||Description||Attachment|
|1||03/07/2022||NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/07/2022|
|2||03/08/2022||This case is consolidated w/ 20220078 & 20220079. Make all entries except ROA, DIS, & MAN|
|3||03/08/2022||in this case.|
|4||03/09/2022||NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.|
|5||03/09/2022||Notice served on Kiara C. Kraus-Parr & Tessa M. Vaagen|
|6||03/09/2022||ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 18, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 1-63)(UNDERLYING CRIMINAL)|
|7||03/16/2022||This case is now also consolidated with 20220086|
|8||03/16/2022||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte due to consolidation with 20220086)|
|9||03/16/2022||ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (sua sponte due to consolidation with 20220086) - Granted : 04/24/2022|
|10||04/01/2022||Consistent Judgment entered by district court in 20220086|
|11||04/06/2022||ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 5, 2022 (ENTRY NOS.1-24, 27-30)|
|13||04/27/2022||Rec'd 3 copies of ATB from CSD|
|14||05/17/2022||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF|
|15||05/17/2022||ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/06/2022|
|16||05/24/2022||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|18||06/06/2022||Oral Argument Request by Appellee|
|19||06/07/2022||Rec'd 3 copies of AEB from CSD|
|20||06/23/2022||REQUEST TO WAIVE ORAL ARGUMENT ON BEHALF OF APPELLEE|
|21||06/23/2022||ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Granted|