Tag Archives: due process

Proposed “Red Flag Law” for North Dakota Doesn’t Need to Be Resurrected

Proposed “Red Flag Law” for North Dakota Doesn’t Need to Be Resurrected

“There was a lot of learning that was happening about the gun violence issue as a whole, as well as what this bill would really do,” state Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, a Democrat from Fargo, told my colleague John Hageman. “Sometimes things take more than one session.” Hanson was responding to questions about whether or

There’s Nothing “Horrifying” About Due Process for College Campuses

“What Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to do to school sexual misconduct rules is horrifying,” writes left wing ideologue Jim Shaw. What horrors is Secretary DeVos perpetrating? She “would allow accused students to cross-examine their accusers, only allow colleges to be involved if the assault took place on campus, would make it harder to punish

University of Minnesota Football Team Takes a Stand for Due Process

We’ve had a lot of politics in football lately, from Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem to the University of Missouri football team striking in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. Now the University of Minnesota’s football team is striking as well. Their cause? Due process for some of their team mates. “Effective immediately, we

I Don’t Think Senator Heidi Heitkamp Understands the Concept of Due Process

In an op/ed today in the Grand Forks Herald, Senator Heidi Heitkamp tries to explain why she’s supporting new gun control legislation that would deny people their 2nd amendment rights simply by placing them on certain threat lists. “It’s just common sense: if someone is too dangerous to board an airplane, he or she is too

You Cannot Deny People Their Rights Because You Think They Might Be Terrorists

“Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) launched a talking filibuster on the Senate floor — which was quickly joined by fellow Democrats — in an effort to pressure Republicans to accept legislation that would deny suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and require universal background checks,” reports Politico. The legislation Murphy wants passed is the Denying Firearms and

State Lawmaker: Student Due Process Bill Likely Protected Fraternity From Overzealous Administration

Elsewhere on SAB today University of North Dakota student Joe Price, who is also the current president of that school’s chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, writes about what he and his fraternity brothers experienced when they were falsely accused of a “hate crime” by a homosexual man. His descriptions are harrowing. “Local media jumped

North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill Giving Students Some Due Process Rights

The last time I wrote about SB2150, a bill giving students the right to involve an attorney in some university disciplinary proceedings, the North Dakota University System was still fighting hard to water it down. They wanted remove from the bill language allowing for lawyers representing students to cross examine witnesses testifying against their clients.

North Dakota University System Still Fighting Due Process Rights For Students

The next time you hear a North Dakota University System official talking about how students are their priority, think about how hard the university system worked to oppose legal protections for students in campus proceedings. SB2150 is a bill giving North Dakota university students facing serious accusations some due process rights. It was inspired by

Margaret Morley: Due Process Rights Should Exist On Campuses Too

I am an attorney practicing in Grand Forks, and more than half of my caseload is criminal defense work. I cut my legal teeth in the area of criminal defense, working for many years for a solo-practice criminal defense attorney. Then, as my first clerkship position in law school, I had the privilege of working

Wow: University System Initially Opposes Due Process Rights For Students

It’s a rare moment when the miasma of smug, self-serving rhetoric which surrounds our university system parts for a moment to let the truth shine through. We had a moment like that this evening. SB2150 is legislation introduced by Senators Ray Holmberg (a Republican) and Lois Delmore (a Democrat) both of Grand Forks. It aims to