UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS Lawyering up North Dakota
By Juan Miguel Pedraza,University & Public Affairs Writer
Supreme Court chief justice notes 21 of state's 53 counties have fewer than four attorneys. Four counties have none. A Law School pilot... Posted on 11/7/13 at 4:53 PM
The North Dakota Supreme Court has overturned the 2012 conviction of Travis Samshal, a Grand Forks man sentenced to nearly three years in prison for shooting a rifle at his roommate in their apartment.
The North Dakota Supreme Court announced today that it was suspending an East Grand Forks attorney from the practice of law in the state for 30 days for violating rules of professional conduct. Patti Jensen said she could not comment on the action.
A coal mine developer has won a North Dakota Supreme Court victory in a zoning dispute. The court ruled Thursday that the Stark County Commission acted properly when it approved the zoning and land use changes.
A student at Grand Forks Central High School busted on drug charges a year ago has had his appeal to the State Supreme Court denied. On Feb. 17, 2011, a school security guard noticed Alaniz and another student acting suspiciously near a town square and, when he approached them, tried to evade him, according to the opinion.
Constitutional issue deferred – for now The Sioux nickname issue is coming to a polling booth near you. The North Dakota Supreme Court today declined to address the constitutional issue raised by the State Board of Higher Education, which claimed that a law requiring UND to keep the nickname improperly intrudes on the board’s authority.
North Dakota's Supreme Court has censured a state district judge in Minot for being tardy in handling his cases. The court's order on Wednesday says Judge Richard Hagar also has to pay $500 in investigation costs.
The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that Washburn Public Schools can be sued for allegedly not properly supervising a janitor after a parent complained about his conduct. The unanimous decision handed down this week returns the lawsuit to district court.
The nephew of the woman found dead on train tracks near the New Page Paper Mill in Duluth described her as intelligent and loving.
Jason McLevis, 28, Duluth, said media portrayals of his aunt, Cathy Ann McLevis, 48, have led people to believe that she was “a homeless bum.”
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