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North Dakota’s Ethics Commission has Declined Its First Complaint

It isn't clear what will happen to the complaint now that is has been declined.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s fledgling Ethics Commission has declined its first complaint. The five-person commission met in a 10-minute closed session Wednesday and then voted unanimously to decline the complaint on the basis that it falls outside the commission’s jurisdiction. Retired district judge Ron Goodman, who chairs the commission, wouldn’t provide a copy of the complaint and referred questions to an…