Latest North Dakota Supreme Court News

Retrial in homicide case ends abruptly with plea change

May. 13, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A man being retried in the fatal stabbing of a Minot woman in 2017 has abruptly changed his plea to guilty. Bradley Morales said he had a change of heart after watching police body camera video of the night Sharmaine Leake was stabbed in the throat during a...

North Dakota Supreme Court: DAPL documents are public

Apr. 29, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of documents related to security during the construction of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline are public and subject to the state’s open records law. The Bismarck Tribune reports the...

Supreme Court rejects Bismarck officer's defamation claim

Feb. 28, 2022 08:28 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled a former Bismarck police sergeant didn't make a valid claim for defamation by Burleigh County's top prosecutor. The high court, which recently upheld a lower court's dismissal of the claim, said Robyn Krile failed to...