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Kidwell v. McLean County Social Services Board

IN THE SUPREME COURT STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA


November 9, 2010

DAVID KIDWELL, PETITIONER AND APPELLEE
v.
MCLEAN COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD AS ASSIGNEE FOR CHARLENE KIDWELL, RESPONDENT AND APPELLANT

Appeal from the District Court of McLean County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Bruce A. Romanick, Judge.

Per curiam.

AFFIRMED.

[¶1] David Kidwell appeals the district court's order denying modification of his child support obligation. Kidwell argues his incarceration is a material change in circumstances, federal law is violated by imputing the federal minimum wage to him and his equal protection rights are violated by enforcing the child support obligation. We summarily affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(7). See Ramsey County Soc. Serv. Bd. v. Kamara, 2002 ND 192, ¶ 12, 653 N.W.2d 693 (holding no change in circumstances existed when a parent was incarcerated at the time the first order was entered and when filing for a modification); In re R.H., 2004 ND 170, ¶ 10, 686 N.W.2d 107, cert. denied, 543 U.S. 1166 (2005) (holding because the North Dakota Child Support Guidelines provide a rebuttable presumption, not a mandatory presumption, they do not violate federal law ); State v. Demarais, 2009 ND 143, ¶ 18, 770 N.W.2d 246 ("We have repeatedly cautioned [that] a party making a constitutional claim must provide persuasive authority and reasoning, and without supportive reasoning or citations to relevant authorities an argument is without merit.") (quoting Olson v. Workforce Safety & Ins., 2008 ND 59, ¶ 26, 747 N.W.2d 71).

[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J.

Daniel J. Crothers

Mary Muehlen Maring

Carol Ronning Kapsner

Dale V. Sandstrom

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