Supreme Court

Pro-Life Supporters Urge Sen. Heitkamp to “Confirm Kavanaugh”

Heitkamp will meet with Kavanaugh on August 15

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the Pro-Life Court Coalition are urging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. They stood outside the federal building in Fargo holding “Confirm Kavanaugh” signs. Speakers included members of the Susan B. Anthony List and a few students from the University of Mary in Bismarck. Sen. Heitkamp voted for…

Sen. John Hoeven Endorses Judge Kavanaugh, Supports Bipartisan Defense Spending Bill

Senators Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp Both Voted For Military Spending Bill

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) & Judge Brett KavanaughWASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven says Judge Brett Kavanaugh is highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. He gave his endorsement shortly after meeting with President Trump’s latest nominee. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is scheduled to meet Kavanaugh on August 15th. Both senators also announced that they voted for the bipartisan National…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

Trump Nominates Federal Appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. Trump chose the 53-year-old federal appellate judge for the seat opened up by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy…

DAPL Protesters Appealing Convictions

A decision by the court has not yet been made

  BISMARCK, ND — Dakota Access pipeline protesters, who were sent to jail for their actions in Morton County, are appealing their convictions to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mary Redway, 64, of Rhode Island, and 27-year-old Alexander Simon of New Mexico were convicted of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Redway served four days in jail and Simon served 12….

Republican Legislators Respond to Minnesota Supreme Court’s Decision on Dayton Veto

Gov. Dayton says he's pleased with the ruling

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican legislative leaders are disappointed that the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s operating budget. After the ruling was posted, GOP House Speaker Kurt Daudt said of the justices, “We had hoped they would end this debacle and they did not.” Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he was…

Minnesota Woman, Convicted of DWI Due to Huffing, Has Conviction Overturned

DFE, the chemical found in cans of Dust-Off, was found in Chantel Carson's system

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed the impaired driving convictions of a woman who was found slumped over in her car on three occasions after inhaling compressed air. DFE, the chemical found in cans of Dust-Off, was found in Chantel Carson’s system. But the Supreme Court overturned her convictions because DFE is not listed as a…

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Makes it Official

Jensen had been the presiding judge of the Northeast Central District

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s newest state Supreme Court justice is officially on the job. An investiture ceremony was held Wednesday to install Justice Jon Jensen, who has been hearing cases since August. In July, Gov. Burgum appointed Jensen to replace Justice Carol Kapsner who resigned in April after nearly 18 years on the bench. Jensen had been the presiding…

People of Buffalo Asking Supreme Court to Reconsider Approval of Hog Farm

The state Supreme Court approved the company's $15 million Hog Farm which would be built about a mile from Buffalo

BUFFALO, ND — Landowners in Buffalo are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider their approval of a hog farm. “What bothers me the most is they didn’t do their homework,” said Lee Frasse, who lives in Buffalo. “If this was supposed to be a great thing, why didn’t they come out publicly and talk about it? They had to…

ND Supreme Court Upholds Permits for Hog Operation in Buffalo

Opponents asked a judge to block the project

  BUFFALO, ND — Despite pleas from the surrounding community, the North Dakota Supreme Court is upholding a decision on permits for a hog farm in Buffalo. Rolling Green Family Farms, operated by Minnesota based Pipestone Holdings, is a $15 million dollar hog farm that has many of the people who live in town concerned about things like groundwater and…