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On January 22, 2015, Larry Richards was elected the incoming President for the Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association for 2015-16.  As President, Larry will be in charge of conducting the monthly meetings and overseeing the organization general operations.  This term will be especially busy as Larry will be required to be the public face of the Association at several ceremonial functions this coming year due to judicial retirements.  In addition
On January 21, 2015, Larry Richards presented two sessions at the Sterling Educational Conference on Landlord/Tenant Law held at the Radisson hotel in Fargo, ND.  Larry presented two sessions which each ran an hour and a half long on the topics of Landlord-Tenant Rights and Obligations and on Evictions.  The Conference had attendees which included realtors, attorneys, and other real estate professionals.  The conference was approved for CLE credit.  Audio tapes of the

Chief Justice Warren Burger

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On this date in 1907, Chief Justice Warren Burger was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Burger was one of the seven children of Charles and Katherine Burger.  His father worked as a traveling salesman and railroad cargo inspector.  After high school, Warren Burger worked as a life insurance salesman, while attending the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota at night.  After completing his undergraduate degree, Burger began attending law school at night at William

Justice Edward T. Sanford

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On this date in 1865, Justice Edward T. Sanford was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Sanford was the eldest son of prominent businessman, Edward J. Sanford, who was president or vice-president of nearly a dozen banks and corporations.  As a result, his son, Edward T. Sanford received one of the finest educations possible.  After receiving a B.A. and Ph.B. from the University of Tennessee in 1883, Sanford went on to Harvard where he received a B.A.

Justice Byron White

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On this date in 1993, Justice Byron White retired as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Born on June 8, 1917 in Fort Collins, Colorado, Byron White was raised near the town of Wellington, Colorado.  After graduated the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1938, White won a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford.  However, White, who was an All-American College football halfback (he was nicknamed "Whizzer" which was a

Justice Henry B. Brown

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On this date in 1906, Justice Henry B. Brown retired as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Born on March 2, 1836 in South Lee, Massachusetts, Brown grew up in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  He was admitted to Yale University at age 16 in 1852 and ultimately graduated in 1856.  After spending some time in Europe, Brown studied law at Yale and later Harvard where he graduated before moving

Chief Justice Edward White Jr.

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On this date in 1921, Chief Justice Edward Douglass White Jr. died in Washington, D.C..  Born on November 3, 1845 in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, White was raised in a prominent political family.  His father was a former Louisiana Governor and his grandfather a congressman and later judge.  White attended Georgetown University when the Civil War interrupted his education.  While his exact military service is in dispute, White was known to have served

Chief Justice John Jay

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On this date in 1829, Chief Justice John Jay died in Bedford, New York from stroke related issues.  Born on December 12, 1745 in New York City, Jay was born into a weathy family from Rye, New York.  He attended at graduated King's College (later known as Columbia College) in 1760.  He "read the law" under two prominent New York attorneys and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1768. 

Justice John McLean

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On this date in 1861, Justice John McLean of the United State Supreme Court died in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Born in Morris County, New Jersey on March 11, 1785, McLean moved with his family to Virginia, Kentucky and eventually Ohio.  In 1804, McLean took a position as Clerk of Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County, Ohio.  During this time he "read the law" and was admitted to the Ohio bar in
On March 26, 2014, Larry Richards spoke to member of the Greater Grand Forks Apartment Association at their monthly meeting which was held at noon at the Pizza Ranch restaurant.  The topice discussed was on forcible detainer actions, which are commonly known as evictions, which is one of Larry's areas of expertise.  Larry is also an associate member of the organization and writes an occassional column for the Association's newsletter.   

Justice George W. Woodward

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On this date in 1809, Justice George W. Woodward was born in Bethany, Pennsylvania.  Educated at Geneva Seminary in New York and Wilkes-Barre Academy, Woodward went on to "read the law" and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1830.  He practiced law in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania until he became a presiding state court judge for the fourth judicial district in 1841.  While a state court judge, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S.

Justice David Davis

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On this date in 1877, Justice David Davis resigned his seat as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Born on March 9, 1815 in Cecil County, Maryland, David attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and graduated law school from Yale University in 1835.  Davis moved to Bloomington, Illiois where he practiced law.  From 1844-45, David also served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.  In 1848,

Justice Peter Daniel

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On this date in 1841, Peter Daniel was nominated by President Martin Van Buren as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Daniel was born in Stafford County, Virginia to a old, established family.  He attended the College of New Jersey for one year before "reading the law" with Edmund Randolph, who was President George Washington's Secretary of State and Attorney General.  Daniel was admitted to the Virginia Bar

Roscoe Conkling

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On this date in 1882, President Chester A. Arthur nominated Roscoe Conkling to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court for the seat being vacated by Justice Ward Hunt.  Conkling was born on October 30, 1829 in Albany, NY to U.S. Congressman and future federal judge.   After "reading the law" in Utica, N.Y., Conkling was admitted to the New York bar in 1850 and immediately appointed by N.Y.

Justice George Shiras, Jr.

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On this date in 1903, Justice George Shiras, Jr. retired as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Shiras was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1832.  He studied at Ohio University and Yale, where he graduated in 1853.  He briefly studied at Yale Law School before leaving to "read the law" at a law firm in Pittsburgh.  He was admitted to the bar in 1855.  He practiced

Justice Charles Whittaker

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On this date in 1901, Justice Charles Whittaker was born near Troy, Kansas.  Growing up on a farm near Troy, Whittaker attended a one room school and dropped out in the 9th grade to to sell skunk pelts.  By 1920, Whittaker had saved up enough to move to Kansas City to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer.  Whittaker worked as a office assistant at a local law office which provided

Justice Adolph M. Christianson (N.D. Supreme Court)

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On this date in 1954, Justice Adolph M. Christianson passed away at age 76.  Christianson was born in Brunmundalen, Norway in 1877.  With his parents he immigrated to the United States in 1882 and settled in Polk County, Minnesota.  While mostly self-educated, Christianson did study at the Law Department of the University of Tennessee.  He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1899 and the North Dakota Bar in 1900.  Christianson

Justice Alfred Wallin (N.D. Supreme Court)

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On this date in 1836, Justice Alfred Wallin was born in Gilbertsville, New York.  Raised in Michigan and later Chicago, Wallin followed in the familty business of leather tannery.  However, to further his prospects, Wallin entered Elgin Academy in 1857 where he began his study of law.  Ultimately, Wallin graduated the University of Michigan law school in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1862.  In that same year, Wallin was admitted to the

Judge Jeremiah S. Black

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On this date in 1861, Jeremiah S. Black was nominated by President James Buchanan for the postion of Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Born on January 10, 1810 near Stony Creek, Pennsylvania, he studied law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1830.  He immediately began his career as deputy attorney general for Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  In 1842, Black was appointed presiding judge of the Court of

Alexander Wolcott

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On this date in 1811, Alexander Wolcott was nominated by President James Madison for the position of Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Born on September 15, 1758 in Windsor, Connecticut, Wolcott was educated at Yale College and admitted to the Conneticut Bar after reading the law.  He entered in private practice in Windsor and later moved to Middleton.  In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Wolcott to the position of

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