U.S. District Court of South Dakota

Photo of the MIssouri River in Chamberlain South Dakota (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Chamberlain School ordered to pay $100,000 to family of disabled child

BY: - December 1, 2022

A federal judge has ordered the Chamberlain School District to pay nearly $100,000 to the family of a child with disabilities to cover the cost of the child’s special education. The judgment affirms the earlier conclusions of a hearing examiner who had ordered the district to reimburse parents Judith and Michael Steckelberg for the tuition […]

The federal courthouse in Sioux Falls. (John Hult/SD Searchlight)

Democrats recommend Duffy as federal judge

BY: - November 28, 2022

The South Dakota Democratic Party has recommended a judge for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench in Rapid City. Veronica Duffy, 58, has served as a U.S. magistrate judge since 2007, initially in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court of South Dakota. Duffy currently works in the Southern Division, which is headquartered […]