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69 ABA Journal South Dakota articles.

Top state court OKs $1.2B defamation suit over ABC ‘pink slime’ news coverage

A producer of chemically treated cartilage and scrap meat can pursue a $1.2 billion defamation case against ABC and several correspondents for the network, including Diane Sawyer, over a series…

Documentary on legal battle over T. rex bones kicks off Sundance Film Festival

The stunning discovery in 1990 of a largely complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton near an Indian reservation in South Dakota led to an epic legal battle as multiple parties argued over…

Lawyer who ‘flunked retirement’ returns to former firm, will try not to work as hard

At first, when he retired in 2011 after decades in practice, James E. “Jim” McMahon told friends he didn’t miss his work at all.

But…

Rapper’s Instagram posts lead to ‘largest seizure of illegal guns’ in NYC history

This week the New York Police Department and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced what they’re calling the “largest seizure of illegal guns in city history.”

So what tipped them off to…

South Dakota lures lawyers to rural areas with annual subsidies

Rural law practice will become more lucrative for some South Dakota lawyers under a new law passed last month.

Lawyers participating in the pilot program will be paid $12,000 a…

Financial incentives proposed for lawyers who relocate to state’s rural areas

Rural lawyers are so scarce in South Dakota that many counties located in the center of the state have fewer than four lawyers. And at least six counties do not…

‘Pink Slime’ Beef Producers Sue ABC, Diane Sawyer, USDA Microbiologist and Others, Seek $1.2B

A group of companies that produce lean finely textured beef–called “pink slime” by some critics–has filed a defamation suit over news coverage that included the nickname and, plaintiff Beef Products…

Top Federal Prosecutor in South Dakota Takes Over Review of 56 Tribal Reservation Homicides From FBI

Stepping into the middle of a long-simmering tension between the Oglala Lakota Nation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that has ignited strong feelings for decades, the top federal prosecutor…

Death Penalty Is Sentence for Two Brothers Convicted in Separate Crimes, 25 Years Apart

Brothers Roger and Rodney Berget are a rarity in the criminal justice system. Both were condemned to die for murders.

There are at least three other cases in which brothers…

South Dakota Governor Signs Law Banning Courts from Enforcing Religious Codes

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill designed to prevent courts from applying Islamic law.

The revised measure bars courts and governmental agencies from enforcing any provisions of…

Tribe Seeks Injunction to Curb Alcohol Sales Near Reservation

An Indian tribe in South Dakota is asking a federal judge to issue an injunction as part of its suit against companies that make and sell beer in a Nebraska…

Inmate Seeking Execution Says He Wants to Kill Again; Judge Mulls Aggravation Arguments

Updated: Accused of beating a 63-year-old South Dakota prison guard to death in a failed escape attempt in April, Eric Robert pleaded guilty and said he wants to be executed.

Give Rural South Dakota a Chance, State Bar Urges Lawyers

Sixty-five percent of South Dakota’s lawyers are headquartered in four cities in the state, a statistic that concerns the state bar.

Under a new initiative called Project Rural Practice, the…

Friendlier State Legislatures Lead to a Rise in Anti-Abortion Legislation

Defendant Loses Appeal Based on Judge’s ‘Go Native’ Remark

Corrected: A Native American has lost his bid for a new sentence because of the judge’s “go native” remark.

The South Dakota Supreme Court said the judge’s comment, used to…

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