Latest North Dakota Supreme Court News

New sentencing date set for man involved in grisly killing

Sep. 6, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A new sentencing hearing has been set for a man convicted of helping to cover up the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb. The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled last month that William Hoehn should not have been sentenced to life in prison because a judge...

Devils Lake attorney nominated to serves as federal judge

Aug. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney and former chairman of the North Dakota Supreme Court Disciplinary Board has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge in North Dakota. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced Wednesday that Dan Traynor, of Devils Lake, would take over for...

Former deputy appeals drug theft conviction

Aug. 28, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month on an appeal by a former sheriff's deputy imprisoned for stealing drugs. Kerry Komrosky argues evidence was gathered illegally at his home and that it should have been suppressed. The Bismarck Tribune says the...

North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case

Aug. 22, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge overstepped by giving a life prison sentence to a man whose girlfriend cut the baby from the womb of an unsuspecting neighbor, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday, ordering that the man be resentenced. William Hoehn, of Fargo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

High court upholds dismissal of pipeline security case

Aug. 22, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied an appeal by state regulators who sought up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. Justices in an opinion released Thursday upheld Judge...

North Dakota Supreme Court throws out life sentence for man convicted in 2017 slaying of woman whose baby cut from body

Aug. 22, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Supreme Court throws out life sentence for man convicted in 2017 slaying of woman whose baby cut from body.

Landowner asks US Supreme Court to review pipeline dispute

Aug. 13, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota landowner is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his challenge of an energy company taking some of his land for a proposed natural gas pipeline near Minot. Montana-Dakota Utilities seeks to build a 3,000-foot-long (915 meters) pipeline to service a BNSF Railway...

Opponents of refinery location take case to Supreme Court

Aug. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two environmental groups who say North Dakota regulators should have intervened in the location of an oil refinery near the state's top tourist attraction, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, are taking their case to the state Supreme Court. The Public Service Commission last year...