From coast to coast and across the world, comments have streamed into the North Dakota Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, almost all opposing a judges’ petition to end legal provisions for out-of-state attorneys assisting cases related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Supreme Court Clerk Penny Miller said her office had received 244 comments by Monday morning, Read More
For Immediate Release: Three Water Protectors Acquitted of All Charges Morton County- The five charges included criminal trespass, engaging in a riot, obstruction of a governmental function, disobedience of a public safety order during riot conditions, and disorderly conduct. Defendants maintained they were engaged in lawful activity and the State had insufficient evidence to prove Read More
LaDuke: Allowing out-of-state representation for water protectors is the right call North Dakota remains in the international spotlight since last year’s battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The North Dakota Supreme Court is currently reconsidering the allowance of pro hac vice, i.e. allowing out-of-state attorneys to defend water protectors. What the court decides, and how Read More
Response in Opposition to the Petition to Terminate the Special Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys From Outside North Dakota The Petition Submitted to Terminate the Special Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys from Outside North Dakota (Petition to Terminate) was submitted by Judges of the South Central District on September 11, 2017. Read More
The FAA’s no-fly zone barred indigenous drone pilots from documenting the NoDAPL struggle, but private security aircraft continued surveillance. https://theintercept.com/2017/09/29/standing-rock-dakota-access-pipeline-dapl-no-fly-zone-drones-tigerswan/ AT THE HEIGHT of the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction last fall, the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a rare “temporary flight restriction,” also known as a no-fly zone, covering nearly 154 square miles Read More
I am Sarah Vogel and I was one of the North Dakota attorneys who signed the December 14, 2016 Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys from Outside North Dakota. I was pleased that the Supreme Court amended its Admission to Practice Rules to allow streamlining of its procedures for temporary Read More
Attention Water Protectors with open state cases related to fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline! Photo Cred: Rob Wilson The petition to revoke the Pro Hac Vice program remains in the comment period; meanwhile, Water Protectors, legal workers and attorneys continue to work tirelessly to secure Water Protectors legal counsel. The Pro Hac Vice program Read More
Legal Update as of September 22, 2017 831 Cases Total Disclaimer: Numbers are based on information WPLC has access to; it is possible the count can be miscalculated in certain areas.