South Dakota voters shouldn’t have high hopes on recreational marijuana going into law during the 2022 legislative session. Continue reading “Senate leader says ‘highly unlikely’ recreational marijuana passes”
A new year means another year of sobriety checkpoints held in South Dakota as a way to discourage people from drinking and then driving. Continue reading “15 sobriety checkpoints in South Dakota this month”
This year the Top Ten Remarkable South Dakota Supreme Court Decisions are listed in ranked order, with top decision listed first as No. 1, the second most remarkable listed as no. 2, etc. The analysis and compilation of these decision belongs to the authors. In that regard, preparation for this article was assisted and facilitated through by an informal survey circulated among the members of USDLAW, an electronic list serve which serves the legal community in South Dakota.
South Dakota voters are giving Gov. Kristi Noem (R) good marks on her job performance—except when it comes to marijuana policy and the way in which her administration has sought to undermine the will of the electorate which approved a marijuana legalization ballot measure last year. Continue reading “SD Voters Disapprove Of Governor’s Handling Of Marijuana Legalization”
South Dakota’s lax trust laws returned to a national spotlight this week, this time on Capitol Hill, as Democrats on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight called for greater transparency into opaque financial records that they allege could be hiding illegal tax evaders or the finances of international conmen.
The number of homicides in Rapid City has reached a new high, and the police department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help. Continue reading “Law enforcement in western SD speak about the rise in homicides”
It’s a law most people don’t even know exists, but it’s against the law for someone to seduce a spouse from a happy marriage and it can result in an alienation of affection lawsuit. Continue reading “SD is one of six states with alienation of affection law”
The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Continue reading “Supreme Court rules against legalization of recreational marijuana”
South Dakota’s oversight council for mental health in the criminal justice system Monday in Pierre highlighted growth in reforms to the state’s response to persisting gaps in inmate mental health. Continue reading “How does South Dakota deal with inmate mental health?”
The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that certain records related to search warrants cannot be sealed from the public. Continue reading “SD court rules that search warrant for ‘Implicated Individual’ must be public”