Overturned Pore Space Law In Dispute

The State of North Dakota and Continental Resources (an oil company) appealed a 2021 ruling that struck down a 2019 law governing pore space. Northeast District Judge Anthony Swain Benson ruled that this law violated state and U.S. constitutions, and that it allowed...

Pore Space Supreme Court Appeal In the News

Derrick was at the North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday, delivering oral arguments in an appeal related to the 2019 Pore Space legislation which was overturned by Judge Benson in 2021.  In that ruling, Judge Benson declared the law unconstitutional and concluded that...

Supreme Court to Hear Pore Space Oral Arguments

At Northwest Landowners’ Information Expo last week, Derrick spoke about the pore space litigation currently in front of North Dakota’s high court. NWLA sued the state over a 2019 pore space law enacted by North Dakota legislators, which prevented...