Judiciary Summer Pre-Law Program Participants' Graduation and Sponsors' Recognition Ceremony
An intense, three-week study of law was completed by thirteen local participants on July 11th and was followed by a graduation and sponsors' recognition ceremony.
Roof Repairs Begin
The Judiciary recently began repairs on the Guma’ Hustisia’s roof in Susupe. After years of significant water leaks and water damage, the project is a much-needed improvement..
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
In the Commonwealth v. Crisostomo, 2014 MP 18, the Commonwealth Supreme Court recently vacated a conviction because the police lacked probable cause to stop and search the defendant...read.
The Commonwealth Supreme Court recently returned Commonwealth v. Salasiban, 2014 MP 17 to the trial court for re-sentencing. In the case, the defendant, Matias Salasiban, made several claims. But the Court only decided one: Whether it was an error to sentence Salasiban without the benefit of a pre-sentence investigation and report (PSI)...read
Judiciary Conducts Mock Trial Academy
On November 15, 21, and 22, 2014, the Judiciary held the first Mock Trial Academy for high school students. Over 80 students participated in the academy. The students will now be preparing for the High School Mock Trial competition on February 26-27, 2015 at the Guma’ Hustisia to compete for the honor of representing the CNMI at the national championship in May 2015...read.
For more information about the 2015 Mock Trial Competition, click here.