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Republican Attorneys General Condemn Trump Impeachment, North Dakota’s Stenehjem Not Among Them

Republican Attorneys General Condemn Trump Impeachment, North Dakota’s Stenehjem Not Among Them

“Everything that is in that letter is legally accurate,” he said. “The only concern that I had is why are state attorneys general inserting themselves into an issue that is entrusted solely to the United States Senate? We weren’t asked to submit anything. All it will do is invite a response from the other side.”

Why Are So Few North Dakotans Seeking Pardons for Marijuana Convictions?

The State of North Dakota has created a new, streamlined process through which those with minor marijuana-related convictions can apply for a pardon. A pardon removes the conviction from their records, which in turn would remove a barrier some face when it comes to, say, getting a job. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is one member

North Dakota Auditor Now Seems to Be Routinely Referring Audits for Criminal Investigation

North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion recently referred two of his recent audits to law enforcement for investigation for possible criminal charges. One was related to the withholding of email records at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The Cass County State’s Attorney reviewed the matter and reported not finding any infractions which

North Dakota Attorney General Asks for Law Enforcement Investigation Into Commerce Department Audit Findings

In September, Auditor Josh Gallion’s office released the report of an audit of the North Dakota Commerce Department. You can read the full report at the link above, but this is a summary of the findings: In a response included in the audit report, the Commerce Department agreed that funds were not used in the

Attorney General: City Violated Open Meetings Law by Holding Council Meeting Out of Town

Often entities of North Dakota’s government, particularly local governments and committees and agencies, hold meetings far from their usual place of business. I’ve been critical of this practice in the past, such as when a board at North Dakota State University decided to hold an annual meeting in Minneapolis. How can a meeting of a

Guest Post: Kudos to Attorney General Stenehjem for Joining Fight Against Illegal Robocalls

This guest post was submitted by Cheryl Riley, president of AT&T Northern Plains Three cheers to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem for joining with 50 other states attorneys general, AT&T and 11 other national telephone companies to help protect customers from illegal robocalls. This is a great move for North Dakotans tired of receiving these

Attorney General: Fargo Park Board Broke the Law With Meeting at Which Former Director Joel Vettel Resigned

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has concluded that the Fargo Park Board broke open meeting law with too-vague agenda for a meeting at which former parks director Joel Vettel resigned. “The vague topic ‘HR/Staff review’ did not sufficiently describe the specific topic the commmission [sic] clearly knew it would be discussing at the special

The Problem for All These Opioid Lawsuits Is Germany

The State of North Dakota is suing the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid crisis (the suit was recently dismissed but apparently there will be an appeal). In addition to the state, 19 of North Dakota’s cities and counties have also been persuaded as of June to file suit against “big pharma” as well. Nationally, pretty

Plain Talk: As Many as 175,000 North Dakota Could Seek Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

“We could be looking at upward of 175 to 179 thousand who have this issue.” That’s what Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said on this episode of Plain Talk, referring to a streamlined process to allow those with minor convictions for marijuana-related crimes to apply for pardons. Stenehjem sits on a constitutionally-established board which makes recommendations

Lots of Eggs for Lots of Faces as Lawmakers Say They’ll Abandon Attacks on State Auditor’s Powers

Earlier this week state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion stating that legislation passed earlier this year to limit the powers of the state Auditor would likely be found to be unconstitutional if it were challenged in court. Now at least one legislative leader – Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, a Republican from Dickinson

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