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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL WAYNE STENEHJEM IN RESPONSE TO SCOTUS DECISION

December 11, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a statement in response to the decision by the US Supreme Court to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Texas Attorney General.


STENEHJEM APPLAUDS CORPS OF ENGINEERS’ POLICY CHANGE

December 4, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem was advised late yesterday that the Army Corps of Engineers has reversed course on its policy regarding water withdrawals from the Missouri River, sometimes referred to as the “surplus water rule.”


STENEHJEM STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN DISTRICT 8 ELECTION DISPUTE

November 24, 2020

“The Court’s decision today affirmed my earlier Opinion. This entire exercise was a waste of taxpayer dollars and time, all of which could have been avoided had the Governor come across the hall to receive legal advice from the person who was elected by the citizens of North Dakota to provide legal advice to state officials,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.