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North Dakota

47 ABA Journal North Dakota articles.

Would-be law prof, a former state AG, loses age bias suit against Georgetown

A federal judge has dismissed an age bias suit filed against Georgetown University Law Center by former North Dakota Attorney General Nicholas Spaeth.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle dismissed…

ND governor signs fetal heartbeat law, calls constitutionality ‘an open question’

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple acknowledges his state will face a legal fight over three new anti-abortion measures he signed into law on Tuesday.

One law bans abortions after a…

Red Flag re Dual Representation: No-Contact Order Precludes Clients from Signing Retainer Together

A North Dakota attorney has been reprimanded and ordered to pay more than $7,000 in disciplinary proceeding costs for representing two clients with a conflict of interest that could not…

PI Lawyer Plans to Sue His Alleged Attackers, Located Through iPhone Tracking

A North Dakota personal injury lawyer who was beaten and robbed after confronting three men early Saturday plans to sue the alleged attackers, even though he has little expectation of…

Energy Boom in North Dakota Pushes Indigent Defense System Near ‘Constitutional Crisis,’ Report Says

The energy boom in North Dakota has lowered the unemployment rate to 2.9 percent but led to dramatic increases in crime, straining the indigent defense system, according to a report…

Panel Ponders: Does State Agency Have Power to Lift Lawyer’s License for Unpaid Child Support?

Rudolph Tollefson is the only attorney in North Dakota who has had his law license suspended due to late child-support payments, according to the director of the state agency that…

Ex-Fed’l Prosecutor Gets Suspended 1 More Year in Latest Shoplift Case

Bar authorities in North Dakota have extended for another year the suspension from law practice of a former federal prosecutor who admittedly shoplifted two knives in separate incidents last year.

North Dakota Law Dean Says U.S. News Info on Clerkships Is Wrong

The dean of the University of North Dakota School of Law says U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking is wrong, and she’s asking for a correction.

U.S. News &…

Phony Lawyer Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

A man who duped clients and colleagues into believing he was a lawyer has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Howard Kieffer was sentenced Friday in…

N.D. Woman in Child Neglect Case Allegedly Breast-Fed Baby While Drunk

A North Dakota woman has been charged with child neglect for allegedly breast-feeding her six-week-old infant while drunk.

However, a prosecutor says the claimed incident, in which Stacey Anvarinia is…

Fake Lawyer Convicted, Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison

A man who duped clients and colleagues into believing he was a lawyer has been convicted of mail fraud and making false statements about his ability to practice law.


Lawyers Testify They Were Duped by Fake Attorney

Three lawyers testifying in the North Dakota trial of a nonlawyer accused of practicing law said they were duped into believing he had a law license because of his apparent…

N.D. Defense Lawyer Charged in Shoplifting Case—His 3rd

A prominent North Dakota defense attorney and former federal prosecutor was arrested after a struggle with a loss prevention officer today and charged with disorderly conduct and suspicion of shoplifting.

O.J.’s Cigar Bar Interview: Anybody Else Wouldn’t Be Tried

O.J. Simpson hinted that an armed robbery charge against him is politically motivated, in an interview he gave to a North Dakota radio station in a Fargo cigar bar.


Farmers File Suit for Right to Grow Hemp

Two North Dakota farmers have filed a lawsuit that asks a federal judge to force the Bush administration to allow them to grow hemp.

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