N.D. Legislative Assembly v. Burgum, 916 N.W.2d 83 (N.D. 2018)
The governor vetoed five items in four appropriation bills. Upon a request from the state legislature, the attorney general issued an opinion that three of the partial vetoes were ineffective because the Governor exceeded his constitutional authority. However, the attorney general also opined that in two of those cases, the vetoed language could be unconstitutional…
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North Dakota Fair Housing Council, Inc. v. Peterson, 2001 ND 81; 625 N.W.2d 551 (N.D. 2001)
An unmarried couple who were denied rental housing based on their marital status sued the proposed landlord alleging violations of North Dakota’s Human Rights Act. In determining that the Act did not prohibit discrimination against unmarried couples who were cohabiting, the North Dakota Supreme Court analyzed an earlier Attorney General opinion. The court reaffirmed its…
Hilton v. North Dakota Education Ass’n, 655 N.W.2d 60, 65 (N.D. 2002).
North Dakota Supreme Court held a court “may give additional weight to an attorney general’s opinion implicitly approved by the Legislature.”