Latest North Dakota Supreme Court News

North Dakota Supreme Court overturns child abuse conviction

Jan. 09, 2022 18:56 PM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a Minot man should not have been convicted of child abuse for allegedly assaulting a woman in front of a young girl. Brent Castleman, 54, was found guilty last year of a Class B felony after the jury watched a...

Supreme Court denies appeal of kidnapping, slaying convict

Jan. 05, 2022 10:40 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a man serving life in prison for kidnapping and killing another man in Burleigh County in 2012. John Clark Bridges argued in his appeal that mental illness prevented him from understanding the charges...

Pipeline documents case headed to North Dakota high court

Dec. 01, 2021 15:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A legal battle is headed to North Dakota's Supreme Court over access to thousands of documents related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that oversaw security during construction. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer and...

Supreme Court rejects petition to alter parole eligibility

Nov. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected a petition by a Bismarck man convicted of killing his wife to alter the parole eligibility dates of his life sentence. Russell Craig, 58, was sentenced to life after pleading guilty in the fatal stabbing...