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DREW WRIGLEY

"I am only aware of the information reported by the media and there is not anything that has been reported that causes me to believe a crime occurred to make a referral," Julie Lawyer says of the deleted email scandal in the North Dakota Attorney General's Office.
If someone pushes an effort in the Legislature, "I will be a strong advocate for it," Wrigley said. "They would have the full engagement of the AG’s office, under my leadership."
"Jazz Lady, when are you coming to the US?" Timothy Lamb, the Democratic-NPL candidate for attorney general, asked in a comment under photos featuring a scantily clad model from the Philippines. He signed it "Tim the Starman" and appended several stars and a smirking emoji.
The likelihood that four justices on the state Supreme Court, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe, are going to read into the state constitution a new right to abortion that was never the intent of anyone who ever drafted a word of the language currently in that document, is downright fanciful.

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Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick said his letter seeking an attorney general's opinion "was not written at the urging of any voting rights groups. I simply found the law was not as clear as it could be regarding proof of citizenship.
Attorney General Drew Wrigley is the hero of this story, not the villain.
There are plenty of honest questions about this situation that are unanswered. A thorough, independent investigation could perhaps answer some of them. At the very least, it could illuminate which steps need to be taken to keep this from happening again.
State agencies are required to maintain a records retention schedule with the state's chief information officer. The Attorney General's Office has one for electronic communications, but it doesn't do much.
"You have been very understanding and patient as we worked together during the transition, but I believe we both now recognize that we will not achieve the close working relationship that is vital between the Attorney General and his Executive Assistant," Liz Brocker wrote in an email to Attorney General Drew Wrigley.
A chain of emails released by North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley on Monday revealed that office spokeswoman Liz Brocker asked the office's information technology director to delete former Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's email on Jan. 29.

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Attorney General Drew Wrigley talks about how the email account of his predecessor, and his predecessor's deputy, were deleted without the knowledge of himself or any attorney or supervisor in his office.
Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick has requested that North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley take over prosecutorial decisions in the case of the fatal shooting of Shane Netterville. Burdick said he can't recall an officer-involved shooting case that he didn't review in Cass County.
North Dakota's open records law have a gaping loophole in them when it comes to records retention, and someone in the attorney general's office just drove a semi-truck through it.

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