|North Dakota Supreme Court to hear two cases|
The North Dakota Supreme Court will hear two oral arguments Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Baker Court Room, School of Law. At 9 a.m., the court will hear the State of North Dakota v. Kenneth Wayne Oliver. Kenneth Wayne Oliver appeals from the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence and to dismiss after he was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, and fleeing a police officer. On appeal, Oliver argues the traffic stop was illegal because the officer did not have a reasonable and articulable suspicion to stop him. He argues the stop was pretextual and the evidence found during his arrest should be suppressed.
They will hear a second oral argument, State of North Dakota v. Kenneth Albin Jacob Jr., beginning at 10:10 a.m. Kenneth Albin Jacob Jr. appeals after a jury found him guilty of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a Class B felony, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years’ imprisonment, a fine of $10,000, or both.
In addition to the two oral arguments, the Supreme Court will judge the finals of the law student Moot Court competition beginning at 2 p.m. in the Baker Court Room.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni and Public Relations, Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2856