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47 ABA Journal North Dakota articles.

Judge blocks riot charge over journalist’s protest report; prosecutor sees her as a protester

A judge in North Dakota on Monday refused to sign a document charging a radio journalist with engaging in a riot for her reporting on protests at an oil pipeline…

Judge is back on bench after sports injury damaged vision in both eyes

A North Dakota judge returned to the bench this week, after a two-month leave of absence when a sports injury eliminated much of his vision in both of his eyes.

North Dakota legalizes weaponized drones for police use

A new law allows North Dakota police officers to use drones outfitted with “less than lethal” weapons.

That means police can use drones equipped with everything from Tasers to tear…

8th Circuit strikes down strict abortion law but questions fetal viability standard

A federal appeals court has questioned the Supreme Court’s abortion standards while striking down a strict North Dakota abortion law that generally banned abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat…

Man who bicycled to work at hockey game is convicted of DUI for operating Zamboni while drunk

Is an ice-resurfacing machine a motor vehicle as defined by the city code of Fargo, North Dakota?

A defense lawyer said it isn’t, but a municipal court judge disagreed. He…

Lawyer accused of lying about malpractice coverage is disbarred by consent

A North Carolina lawyer accused of falsifying documents to claim he had malpractice coverage has been disbarred by consent.

Edward McVey III of Greensboro, North Carolina, provided falsified documents to…

Facebook posts get day care worker fired before job begins, add 12 days to paratrooper’s enlistment

Two recent stories illustrate yet again how social media posts can land employees in deep trouble with their employers.

A single mom in Texas was happy to have a new…

Robins Kaplan to close Atlanta office; firm is ‘working on a transition plan’ for 12 lawyers

Robins Kaplan will soon be closing its Atlanta office, which at last report listed a dozen lawyers on the attorney roster, in order to focus the firm’s efforts elsewhere.

“As…

Woman faces negligent homicide case after allegedly surfing Facebook while driving at 85 mph

A 20-year-old woman accused of surfing Facebook while she was driving at 85 mph on a North Dakota highway earlier this year has been charged with negligent homicide after a…

Two prosecutors disciplined for criticizing jurors on Facebook

Two Minnesota prosecutors are in hot water after posting derogatory messages about jurors on Facebook.

According to the Brainerd Dispatch and KFGO-790 in Fargo, North Dakota,…

Man is arrested again over ‘homeless’ sign; will he be prosecuted?

Arrested last year for panhandling after he allegedly displayed a “Merry Christmas homeless” sign near a public roadway, a 62-year-old North Dakota man was arrested again last month after a…

Top state court reverses license suspension after murder conspiracy case against lawyer fizzles out

Suspended on an emergency basis after he was charged with conspiring to murder a witness in a drug case, a 73-year-old North Dakota attorney will soon be able to resume…

Murder conspiracy case against lawyer is considerably downgraded; his counsel calls for dismissal

Earlier this year, a longtime North Dakota criminal defense attorney had his law license suspended on an emergency basis after he was charged, along with two others, with plotting to…

Less than 3 years after graduation, North Dakota lawyer is on second interim state’s attorney gig

A North Dakota lawyer who returned to her hometown of Williston to practice law has gotten a lot of experience in her 2½ years of practice.

Taylor Olson recently served…

Longtime defense attorney charged in murder conspiracy, has license suspended on emergency basis

A longtime criminal defense attorney in Grand Forks, N.D., has had his law license suspended on an emergency basis Friday after being charged Thursday in a murder conspiracy.

Henry Howe…

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