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The States and Same-Sex Marriage
February 7, 2015
02/04/2015: Michigan announced it would not appeal same-sex marriage recognition ruling 02/04/2015: Eleventh Circuit suspended same-sex marriage appeals 01/20/2015: Federal judge placed North Dakota same-sex marriage case on hold 01/16/2015: Supreme Court granted ceritorari in same-sex marria....... [more]

Federal judge puts North Dakota same-sex marriage case on hold
January 21, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Tuesday put on hold a case challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban, pending the US Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the issue. The lawsuit, initially filed in June by seven same-sex couples, challenges North Dakota....... [more]

Tennessee, Colorado, North Dakota vote on abortion measures
November 5, 2014
Abortion measures were on the ballot across the country as Tennessee's Amendment 1, Colorado's Amendment 67, and North Dakota's Measure 1 went before voters during Tuesday's midterm elections. Tennessee's new amendment grants stronger power to lawmakers to regulate abortions, clarifying that the rig....... [more]

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortions
October 29, 2014
The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed an existing state law limiting the use of drugs in abortion procedures. This ruling reversed a previous decision by a district judge, who found that the law violates the state constitution. The state requires a minimum of four out of the five Suprem....... [more]

North Dakota moves to dismiss challenge to same-sex marriage ban
July 3, 2014
The office of the North Dakota Attorney General on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a challenge to the state's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a union between one man and one woman. Seven couples challenged the law in June, alleging that it violates the equal protection, due process....... [more]

North Dakota same-sex marriage ban challenged
June 7, 2014
Seven couples have filed a lawsuit to the United States District Court of North Dakota on Friday in an effort to challenge North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban. Some of the claims within the suit state that North Dakota's Constitution enactment banning same-sex marriage violates the equal protectio....... [more]

Federal judge overturns North Dakota abortion law
April 17, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that prohibits physicians from performing abortions on women as soon as the fetus has a detectable heartbeat. This would disallow abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before the f....... [more]

ALJ Decision May Usher In Legal Use of Commercial Drones
March 18, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph J. Vacek of the University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences argues that the recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge of the NTSB that struck down the FAA's ban on the commercial use of drones for procedural reasons raises a larger issue concerning the....... [more]

Federal judge partially dismisses challenge to North Dakota abortion law
September 12, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Wednesday partially dismissed a lawsuit against North Dakota's new law that prohibits "abortion for sex selection or genetic abnormalities." US District Judge Daniel Hovland had granted the request by the Red River Women's Clinic....... [more]

North Dakota judge blocks abortion law
August 1, 2013
A North Dakota judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against legislation that would have forced the Red River Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota, to close. The law imposes requirements that any physician performing abortions in the state must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 3....... [more]

Federal judge blocks North Dakota abortion law
July 23, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Monday temporarily blocked a North Dakota abortion law, calling it unconstitutional. HB 1456 is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country and would prohibit abortions after the point at which cardiac activity can be....... [more]




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