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TEACHERS AT SECTARIAN SCHOOLS MAY RECEIVE GRANTS FROM THE TEACHER SUPPORT SYSTEM

December 1, 2022

Article VIII, Section 5 of the North Dakota Constitution is not enforceable under United States Supreme Court caselaw, and therefore teachers at sectarian schools may receive grants from the Teacher Support System.


ATTORNEY GENERAL WRIGLEY ANNOUNCES SENTENCE IN PATIENT ABUSE CASE

November 29, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley announced today that the Honorable Jay Schmitz sentenced Gracious Weah to serve 1 year and 1 day in jail after a jury found Weah guilty of Aggravated Assault Causing Permanent Impairment, and Reckless Endangerment.


WRIGLEY ANNOUNCES GOOGLE SETTLEMENT OVER LOCATION TRACKING PRACTICES

November 29, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley has announced that, along with 39 other Attorneys General, North Dakota has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices related to Google Account settings.


UPDATE ON EMAIL ACCOUNT RETRIEVAL EFFORTS

November 22, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley announces that Planet Technologies, Inc. has completed an outside evaluation of the email accounts previously held by then-Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and then-Deputy Attorney General Troy Seibel.


WRIGLEY OBTAINS CONSUMER FRAUD JUDGMENT AGAINST DAVID ALEX HANSEN DOING BUSINESS AS HANSEN ELEVATOR SERVICE

November 17, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley announces that the Stutsman County District Court entered judgment against David Alex Hansen of Elbow Lake, Minnesota, doing business as Hansen Elevator Service, in its November 9, 2022, ruling.


HIPAA DOES NOT PROHIBIT DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION IN ORDER TO ASSERT AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO ABORTION LAW.

November 16, 2022

The North Dakota Attorney General has determined that state and federal law do not preclude a defendant from disclosing a patient’s PHI in order to assert an affirmative defense to N.D.C.C. § 12.1-31-12 so long as the applicable requirements are met.


NEW ONLINE DATABASE FOR MISSING PERSONS

November 4, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley announced the launch of a new statewide missing persons database. 


ELECTION OFFICIAL MAY NOT REQUIRE A VOTER TO PROVIDE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP

October 26, 2022

Without a clear statutory requirement by the legislature to prove citizenship or a constitutionally permissible method by which to prove it, an election official may not require a voter to provide documentary proof of citizenship in order to vote.


DENIAL OF RECORDS IS IMPROPER IF COURT ACTION IS NOT ACTIVE FOR FURTHER LITIGATION

October 17, 2022

The Pelican Township violated the open records laws when it improperly denied records based on an action for which there was no further pending litigation.


MEETINGS MUST BE PROPERLY NOTICED

October 17, 2022

The Butte Township Board of Supervisors violated the open meetings laws when it failed to post notice of the meetings at the locations of the meeting, noticed an incorrect meeting date, and failed to notify the official newspaper of the meetings.