Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:33:47 CDTBismarck Tribune: "The state's top jurist said a package of corrections bills signed by the governor this week was more than fiscally savvy. 'It is not only money, it is the right thing to do,' said Gerald VandeWalle, chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court."
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:56:01 CDTMonday, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments in a case on whether an indigent defendant has a right to an expert witness independent from the prosecution and a case on procedural bars to ineffective assistance of counsel claims.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:55:21 CDTTuesday, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments in two cases case on long arm jurisdiction in state court.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:59:06 CDTWednesday, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments in a case under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and in a case on whether a naturalized American citizen have her citizenship revoked for making an immaterial false statement in her naturalization application.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:19 CDTThe United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the district court's rejection of a sentence reduction request in a North Dakota drug case.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:30:34 CDTNBC Montana News/AP: "The ballot for Montana's special congressional election is set after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in next month's race."
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:35:29 CDTMitchell Daily Republic: "With fewer probationers on average to supervise, local court services officers have found room to breathe. In South Dakota's First Judicial Circuit, which includes Davison County, court services officers last year supervised 20 percent fewer probationers on average."
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:15:58 CDTA job announcement for a City Attorney for the City of Dickinson has been posted.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:51:15 CDTThe Judicial Nominating Committee has received letters from Governor Doug Burgum convening the committee to screen applicants and submit a list of nominees to fill two judgeships: one in the Northeast Judicial District and one in the Southeast Judicial District. Applications are due May 1.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:59:22 CDTLongtime Minot attorney Moody M. Farhart died April 17. He was a UND School of Law graduate and was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1959. The funeral service is at 10:30 on Monday, April 24, at the Oliver Nathan Funeral Chapel in Valley City.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:15:10 CDTG.F. Herald: "A new law signed by the governor on Monday will give all convicted juveniles - regardless the crime - an opportunity for release from prison. House Bill 1195 allows long-serving inmates, who were sentenced as kids, to apply for release after 20 years."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:16:18 CDTBismarck Tribune: "A set of bills meant to reform the state corrections system has passed the Legislature. The four bills target different aspects of the criminal justice system, including sentencing, supervision and behavioral health services."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:29:09 CDTMPR News: "The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court is urging state lawmakers to provide adequate funding for the state court system. Chief Justice Lorie Gildea testified Thursday during a conference committee hearing."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:18:59 CDTU.S. News/AP: "The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld concurrent 200-year sentences against a Pierre man who was 14 when he killed a cab driver more than two decades ago."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:21:31 CDTNBC Montana News: "Three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in Montana's special congressional election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene."