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STENEHJEM JOINS 50 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN CONDEMNING RIOT AT US CAPITOL

January 15, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bi-partisan group of 50 Attorneys General in a letter to Acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, condemning the January 6, 2021, riot that took place at the US Capitol. 

INVESTIGATION OF CATHOLIC DIOCESES CONCLUDES

January 4, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today announced that the investigation by his office into allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the North Dakota Catholic Dioceses has concluded.

CEASE AND DESIST ORDER ISSUED AGAINST SCAMMER JOSEPH ELKHATIB dba SPORTS MEDIA MARKETING

December 23, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued a Cease & Desist Order against Joseph Elkhatib, dba Sports Media Marketing, of Fort Worth, Texas.

NORTH DAKOTA JOINS BIPARTISAN MULTISTATE LAWSUITS AGAINST GOOGLE

December 17, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan coalition of states in two antitrust lawsuits against Google.

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SCOPE OF AUTHORITY OF STATE CREDIT UNION BOARD

December 31, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion clarifying the authority of the State Credit Union Board relating to certain types of acquisitions, sales, and mergers.

ETHICS COMMISSION AUTHORITY

December 23, 2020

The Ethics Commission has the constitutional authority to promulgate rules defining “lobby” and “lobbyist,” even if those definitions are broader than what has been adopted by the Legislature.

CONSULTATION WITH STAFF MEMBERS

December 21, 2020

Individual members of a governing body may consult with staff members of a public entity without triggering the open meetings law. The Fargo Public School Board did not violate the open meetings law when the Chair of the Planning Committee met with a staff member.

EFFECT OF VOTES CAST FOR A DECEASED CANDIDATE FOR POLITICAL OFFICE

October 13, 2020

A deceased candidate may be declared to have been elected in the event a sufficient number of votes were cast for the candidate, but because a deceased candidate will be unable to discharge the duties of the office at the specified time, the office will be deemed vacant.