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ETHICS COMMISSION RESTRICTIONS ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

December 30, 2021

The requirement for recusal of a public official if there is an appearance of bias to a reasonable person is not manifestly contrary to the federal constitution and therefore likely to be upheld by a court of competent jurisdiction.


NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEETINGS HELD REMOTELY

December 17, 2021

Horse Race North Dakota violated the open meetings laws because the notice of its August 26, 2021, meeting did not include the information necessary to join the remotely held meeting or an agenda, and because it failed to provide proper notice to the public.


STENEHJEM: GIFT CARD SCAMS ON THE INCREASE

December 13, 2021

As the holidays approach, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakotans that gift cards are for gifts. “Only buy gift cards if you are giving them as gifts to family or friends, because gift cards are a favorite tool used by scam artists,” cautioned Stenehjem.


STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STENEHJEM IN RESPONSE TO NATIONWIDE SUSPENSION OF FEDERAL CONTRACTOR MANDATE

December 7, 2021

Earlier today, federal district court Judge R. Stan Baker in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction suspending the federal contractor vaccine mandate. “The Biden administration has yet again exceeded its authority in apparent disregard of the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


COURT HALTS CMS FROM ENFORCING VACCINE MANDATE

November 29, 2021

This morning, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, issued a preliminary injunction halting the Biden Administration from enforcing its vaccine mandate on healthcare workers. 


HANSEN ELEVATOR SERVICE BANNED FROM DOING WORK IN NORTH DAKOTA

November 16, 2021

On November 16, 2021, the Cass County District Court entered judgment against Dave Hansen, doing business as Hansen Elevator Service, after determining that he had engaged in violations of the consumer protection law. 


FIDUCIARY DUTY OF STATE INVESTMENT BOARD

November 11, 2021

Provided that in-state firms are qualified and investment decisions are consistent with the prudent investor rule, the State Investment Board may give preference to in-state firms when investing the legacy fund.


NORTH DAKOTA JOINS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING CMS VACCINE MANDATE

November 10, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today joined a lawsuit challenging the vaccine mandate that the Biden Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to impose on healthcare workers. 


CITY OF OBERON BLATANTLY VIOLATED THE LAW

November 8, 2021

City officials with the City of Oberon blatantly violated the open records laws when they failed to respond to a record request for three months until after being contacted by this office, took a further three months to provide only partial records, and still have not provided the remaining records.


NORTH DAKOTA JOINS 11 STATE COALITION IN FILING SUIT TO HALT FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE

November 5, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today joined an eleven-state coalition in filing a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to halt the vaccine mandate on private employers with more than 100 employees.