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Courthouse opening a historic event

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:38:02 CDT

Jamestown Sun: "Saturday is a historic day for a historic building. The 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse opens to the public for the season, a long-awaited moment for Jamestown and the State Historical Society. It's a beautiful building that has many stories to share with visitors."

8th Circuit issues opinion in N.D. case

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:28:01 CDT

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has vacated the judgment and remanded to the district court to determine whether the defendant was prejudiced by the safety-valve advice.
- Davis v. United States

Job Announcement

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:17:38 CDT

A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I for the District Court in Minot has been posted.

Herb Meschke: A Brilliant Mind In A Broken Body

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:14:13 CDT

Fargo Forum/Area Voices: "They'll bury Herb Meschke later this week. I don't know if it will be in the North Dakota Bad Lands, where he was born and raised, or in Minot, where he spent most of his life. Wherever it is, his presence will enhance the stature of the cemetery. Herb was a cowboy, a lawyer, a Legislator, a judge and a family man. He took all of those jobs seriously. And he was pretty good at them."

8th Circuit issues opinion in N.D. case

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:11:42 CDT

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the grant of summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity and on the merits to law enforcement officials following the execution of two search warrants.
- Jose Doe v. Dave Goodman

National: PayPal sues Pandora over the letter 'P'

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:48:42 CDT

ABA Journal: "PayPal claims in a trademark infringement and dilution suit that Pandora's blue, capital "P" logo, adopted in October, "openly mimics" PayPal's double P logo."

National: Apple Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:52:08 CDT

New York Times: "Apple and Nokia settled a legal dispute on Tuesday over the right of the iPhone maker to use patents and other intellectual property owned by the Finnish telecommunications company."

Job Announcement

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:17:48 CDT

A job announcement for an Assistant Attorney General position with the AG's Civil Litigation, Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs Division in Bismarck has been posted.

Job Announcement

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:53:37 CDT

A job announcement for a Staff Attorney position with Legal Services of North Dakota has been posted.

Court seeks comment on NEJD vacancy

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:10:38 CDT

The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation regarding the vacancy in Judgeship No. 6 in the Northeast Judicial District with chambers in Grafton. Comments on whether the judgeship should be retained, moved, or eliminated are due June 19

South Dakota: USD Establishes Task Force to Study Law School Move

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:24:58 CDT

University of South Dakota: "The University of South Dakota will establish a task force to study the idea of moving the state's only law school from the Vermillion campus to Sioux Falls, USD President James W. Abbott said Friday."

Job Announcement

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:55:51 CDT

A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I for the District Court in Fargo has been posted.

U.S. Supreme Court opinions: May 22

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:17:07 CDT

The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a state redistricting case, a foreign service of process case, and a patent venue case.
- Cooper v. Harris
- Water Splash v. Menon
- TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods

National: Lawyer who reacted to judge's ruling with muttered obscenity is suspended from federal practice

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:23:12 CDT

ABA Journal: "A lawyer who rolled her eyes and complained that a judge's ruling was "f-- bull--" has been suspended from practice in Chicago federal court for 90 days."
- In re Motta Order

Herbert L. Meschke 1928 - 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:26:07 CDT

Herbert L. Meschke, former Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, died May 19, 2017, at his Minot home. Celebration of Life service: Wednesday, May 24 at 1:30 Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot. Meschke was appointed to the Court in January 1985 and retired September 30, 1998.
- Justice Meschke bio