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Taxpayer Funded Politics: Lawmakers Should Take Away The State Bar Association's Advocacy Powers

Taxpayer Funded Politics: Lawmakers Should Take Away The State Bar Association's Advocacy Powers

North Dakota has a real problem with occupational licensing boards – state-sanctioned organizations that issue licenses to dentists and podiatrists and lawyers – which have seen their missions creep into political advocacy. During the 2015 legislative session I found that fewer than eight state licensing boards with registered lobbyists. In October Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s

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North Dakota Bar Association Close To Settlement Over Political Use Of Lawyer Dues

Back in February the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the State Bar Association of North Dakota on behalf of an attorney in the state over the use of lawyer licensing fees for politics. Basically, the SBAND spent almost $50,000 fighting Measure 6 (the shared parenting measure) on the 2014 ballot. The SBAND told me

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Should State Regulatory Boards Have Lobbyists?

Over at Watchdog today I have a story up about the State Bar Association of North Dakota getting sued by a proponent of Measure 6 on the 2014 ballot (the shared parenting measure) who claims that his attorney licensing fees were used illegally for political purposes. For their part the SBAND doesn’t deny that they

Shared Parenting Supporters Call For Investigation Into State Bar Opposition To Measure 6

Earlier this month I wrote about the State Bar Association of North Dakota using mandatory attorney licensing fees to fund their opposition campaign to Measure 6, the shared parenting measure. “It is illegal what they are doing,” Mitchell Sanderson, spokesman for the North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative, told me at the time. “No doubt about

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