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Judge seeks to streamline Sjodin killer’s death penalty appeal

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Attorneys involved in Alfonso Rodriguez’s final appeal of his death sentence were asked by U.S. Judge Ralph Erickson to streamline the case if possible.
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ND Supreme Court considers appeal of medical abortion law

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s highest court heard arguments Wednesday on a state law that would limit the use of drugs in abortions, a law passed in 2011 and struck down by a Cass County judge this year as unconstitutional.
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ND Supreme Court considers appeal of medical abortion law

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s highest court heard arguments Wednesday on a state law that would limit the use of drugs in abortions, a law passed in 2011 and struck down by a Cass County judge this year as unconstitutional.
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Attorney says parents’ rights being edged out by grandparents’ in wake of unusual ruling

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS In a ruling that defied predictions made by family law attorneys, a Grand Forks judge has upheld his decision to allow a 16-year-old girl free rein to visit her grandparents at any time, over the objections of her parents. Continue Reading

Measure 2 backers appeal to high court

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Proponents of last year’s failed Measure 2 felt wronged after a district court judge ordered them to pay attorney fees and issue a retraction over their claims that public officials acted corruptly when speaking out against the measure. Continue Reading

Industrial Commission upholds Killdeer Mountain drilling decision

February 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK In a unanimous decision on Wednesday, the North Dakota Industrial Commission voted to uphold a recent decision allowing oil drilling in an area in Dunn County near Killdeer Mountain. Continue Reading

Huber of Belfield appeals to ND Supreme Court

January 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A Belfield man sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of the mother of his child is appealing the terms of his conviction. Continue Reading

Supreme Court declines to hear anti-gay marriage group appeal

October 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list. Continue Reading

Tribal court offers no hope of appeal

September 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The door to the appeals courtroom has been slammed shut for more than a year for American Indian residents of Spirit Lake Nation. Continue Reading

Minnesota appeals disaster aid rejection

August 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — Minnesota has appealed a federal government decision not to provide financial aid for individuals recovering from June storms as legislators begin preparing for a special session to deal with recent storm costs. Continue Reading