Judge Douglas Ginsburg

On this date in 1987, Judge Douglas Ginsburg was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. The position he was nominated for was that of Justice Lewis Powell, who was retiring. Judge Ginsburg was not President Reagan’s first choice as his nomination would come on the heels […]

Justice Thomas J. Burke (N.D. Supreme Court)

On this date in 1896, Justice Thomas J. Burke was born in Rolla, North Dakota. After serving in the Navy during World War I, Justice Burke attended and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. He studied the law under his father, Justice John Burke (then a former N.D. Governor and former […]

Judge Robert Bork

On this date in 1987, The United States Senate rejected the nomination of Judge Robert Bork as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 58-42. Born in 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA, Judge Bork was a graduate of the University of Chicago. He was a professor of law at Yale Law […]

Justice Paul Sand (N.D. Supreme Court)

On this date in 1914, Justice Paul Sand of the North Dakota Supreme Court was born in Balta, ND. After graduating from the North Dakota School of Law in 1941, Sand was inducted into the U.S. Army and served the next six years in the European Theatre in various positions within the military justice system, […]

Justice John Marshall Harlan (the first)

On this day in 1877, Justice John Marshall Harlan was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to the U.S. Supreme Court. Originally from Kentucky, he served in the Union army, practiced law, and was the Attorney General for Kentucky prior to his appointment. Justice Harlan went on to serve 34 years on the Court before […]

On October 7, 2013, I was privileged to appear before the Grand Forks City Council on behalf of the Greater Grand Forks Apartment Association to present their position on the proposed Fair Housing Ordinance.