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For instance, a pregnant woman has a right to deliver a child in the healthiest way possible, and in 1995 the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled this should apply to abortions, too. Doe v. Gomez decided that taxpayer-funded abortions will be provided to those needing medical assistance just like funding the ...
It is "seldom revealed to jurors" because the U.S. Supreme Court and Minnesota Supreme Court specifically have held that trial judges should not instruct a jury on this "raw power of lenity," nor do judges have to permit attorneys to argue for it. Doing so would encourage the jury to acquit for legally ...

Brandon V. Lawhead of the Lawhead Law Offices on West Oakland Avenue in Austin will argue before the Minnesota Supreme Court this morning at the St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis. The court will hear his appeal of the Court of Appeals decision in the case of State of Minnesota vs. Scott Ross ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The case of a Minnesota man who was 16 when he and an accomplice killed a mother and son in MINNEAPOLIS is being sent back to a lower court for resentencing. Twenty-six-year-old Brian Lee Flowers was initially given mandatory life without parole for the 2008 killings. But those ...
But Republicans called it a blatant constitutional violation and sued Dayton, bringing the case all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The state's highest court upheld Dayton's veto late last year, forcing the Legislature to hobble into session running on emergency funds and further inflaming tension ...
Kathleen Blatz, a Blue Cross board member and former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, will serve as interim chief executive at Blue Cross, the insurer announced Tuesday. The nonprofit is the largest provider of health insurance for state residents. Since taking the top job at Blue Cross in ...

Fischbach and her attorneys argued that a 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court case says the Senate president can serve as lieutenant governor at the same time. Seven people have served in dual roles over the course of history, they added. The ruling is a major victory for Fischbach and Senate Republicans, ...
A malpractice lawsuit against a Mankato law firm and attorney shouldn't have been dismissed, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled. Mankato businessman Joe Frederick commenced a civil suit against Kay Wallerich and Farrish John Law Office in 2013 claiming Wallerich did not properly execute his ...
circle of excellence For Eric Magnuson, highly regarded appellate lawyer and former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, two significant victories made 2017 a standout year. Magnuson, a partner at Robins Kaplan, said he often gets hired to handle appeals when people "want a champion to ...
The now-former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, who this week became the first Minnesota federal judge confirmed under President Donald Trump, has closely studied a judicial selection process viewed as increasingly politicized and saddled by interest group influence. But Stras now represents part of ...
Hall of fame defensive end turned first black member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Alan Page and his wife, Diane Sims Page, opened the "TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today" exhibit last week at the Minneapolis Central Library in time for Black History Month. With 100 artifacts, the collection includes an "iron ...
One of the state's most closely watched education lawsuits in years is heading to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, accusing state officials of shirking their responsibilities to educate poor and minority students. The case could prompt dramatic demographic changes in schools, including the first ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a lawsuit contending that state laws make it too difficult to boot "chronically ineffective" teachers from classrooms. The state's highest court revives a case that was dismissed by lower courts. A state Court of Appeals ruling said it was up to the ...
In March 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a state appeals court decision and ruled the law does not violate the Constitution. "This statute was enacted for the important purpose of prohibiting sexually explicit speech directed at a child that is intended to cause sexual arousal," Dakota County ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in January that a 26-year-old Edina man who was sentenced for second-degree burglaries in Dakota and Carver counties in 2015 did not have his Fifth Amendment rights violated when the Carver County District Court compelled Matthew Vaughn Diamond to provide a ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court has put a stop to a lawsuit against Minnesota's system for handling money that is abandoned. In their lawsuit, four people allege the Department of Commerce doesn't do enough to unite people with their unclaimed money, and that the state doesn't pay interest on the money ...
St. Paul, Minn. -- Goodhue County and Circle K Family farms have filed briefs in response to an appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court by a group of Zumbrota Township residents opposed to the construction of a new hog barn in their neighborhood. On Jan. 16, Kristi Rosenquist and three other ...

A plaque honoring former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz and journalist Eric Sevareid sits as one of the newest additions on display at the University of Minnesota's Scholars Walk. Matt Sepic | MPR News. Among the latest to be installed ...
The now-former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, who this week became the first Minnesota federal judge confirmed under President Donald Trump, has closely studied a judicial selection process viewed as increasingly politicized and saddled by interest group influence. But Stras now represents part of ...
As the Super Bowl comes to Minneapolis this weekend, a former Hall of Fame footballer who became a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice has responded to the controversy over "take a knee" protests by NFL player with an exhibition in the city of works drawn from his family's Americana collection.
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday the commencement of a process to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court, created upon the U.S. Senate's confirmation of the appointment of Associate Justice David R. Stras to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I congratulate Justice Stras, and thank him for ...
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday the commencement of a process to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court, created upon the U.S. Senate's confirmation of the appointment of Associate Justice David R. Stras to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I congratulate Justice Stras, and thank him for ...
They're among the artifacts of slavery and segregation collected by NFL Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and his wife, ... He also became the first black justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court, serving 22 years until he hit the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015.
But in 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided to allow a pilot project permitting audio and video coverage in certain proceedings without parties' consent. At the end of 2017, an advisory committee that monitored the project filed a report with the Supreme Court, recommending that the pilot procedures ...
But in 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided to allow a pilot project permitting audio and video coverage in certain proceedings without parties' consent. At the end of 2017, an advisory committee that monitored the project filed a report with the Supreme Court, recommending that the pilot procedures ...
DULUTH, Minn.--Like many Americans, Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Lillehaug has tracked recent news of the sentencing of a former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted numerous Athletes. For seven days, more than 150 of Larry Nassar's victims, including some of the ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision allowing the government to lawfully order someone to unlock their cell phone. While touching on the question of how the law strives to keep up with technology, the case of the State v. Matthew Diamond largely revolved around constitutional ...
In a statement Thursday, Grassley cited "wide bipartisan support from the Minnesota legal community" and endorsements that included liberal professors who have taught alongside Stras. Klobuchar also highlighted Stras' 94 percent rate of siding with the majority in Minnesota Supreme Court cases and his ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Carver County District Court did not violate a man's right when it demanded his fingerprint to unlock his cell phone. Judge Tracy Smith wrote a 17-page ruling, filed Wednesday, arguing that an order for a fingerprint doesn't violate a person's privilege against ...
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a judge's order requiring a man to provide his fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional and didn't violate his right against self-incrimination. Wednesday's decision comes in the case of Matthew Diamond, who wanted burglary ...
Alan Page is a Hall of Fame football player who later became a Minnesota Supreme Court judge. Diane Sims Page runs the Page education Foundation. They raised four children in their multiracial Minnesota home, and together they took on the work of collecting African-American art and artifacts of ...
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court is considering whether to revive a case that sought to desegregate public schools in the Twin Cities metro. A state Court of Appeals panel dismissed the case in March, saying that whether students of color are getting an adequate education is a question for the ...
On Tuesday, the state's highest court took up the questions underlying one of Minnesota's highest-stakes education lawsuits in years: What does a good-enough education look like, and do the courts have the power to judge whether or not the state has delivered? The parents and community group that ...
One of the state's most closely watched education lawsuits in years is heading to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, accusing state officials of shirking their responsibilities to educate poor and minority students. The case could prompt dramatic demographic changes in schools, including the first ...
State Auditor Rebecca Otto asked the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a 2015 law that lets counties privately contract for audits, with her attorney arguing it turns her constitutional office into an "empty shell." Otto's appeal to the state's high court is a last-ditch effort to overturn a law that ...
DFL State Auditor Rebecca Otto on Tuesday took her legal challenge of a 2015 law allowing county government officials to bypass her office and hire private accountants to the Minnesota Supreme Court. In her appeal, Otto contends the law is unconstitutional and undermines the core function of her office.
Republicans point to an 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court case as evidence that Fischbach can hold both jobs. That old case upheld as constitutional a vote the then-lieutenant governor cast as a member of the Senate. At least three lieutenant governors since have kept their seats in the Senate even after ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed, finding that the plain language of §604.18, "proceeds awarded" to an insured under the statute were capped by the insurance policy's limits. According to the court, there were three aspects of the statute which demonstrated that the phrase "proceeds awarded" ...
Fischbach and her attorneys argued that a 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court case says the Senate president can serve as lieutenant governor at the same time. Seven people have served in dual roles over the course of history, they added. The ruling is a major victory for Fischbach and Senate Republicans, ...
A malpractice lawsuit against a Mankato law firm and attorney shouldn't have been dismissed, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled. Mankato businessman Joe Frederick commenced a civil suit against Kay Wallerich and Farrish John Law Office in 2013 claiming Wallerich did not properly execute his ...
Hall of fame defensive end turned first black member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Alan Page and his wife, Diane Sims Page, opened the "TESTIFY: Americana from slavery to Today" exhibit last week at the Minneapolis Central Library in time for Black History Month. With 100 artifacts, the collection includes an "iron ...
A Senate committee is scheduled to vote next week on Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras' nomination for a federal appellate court seat, a little more than a month after he appeared on Capitol Hill for questioning. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it will vote on Stras and ...
At one level, Otto v. Wright County, et al. -- the case heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday -- is simple. Should counties be able to hire private firms to audit their finances, or should that decision be the state auditor's? One layer below that, State Auditor Rebecca Otto's appeal is more ...
(TNS)-- State Auditor Rebecca Otto asked the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a 2015 law that lets counties privately contract for audits, with her attorney arguing it turns her constitutional office into an "empty shell." Otto's appeal to the state's high court is a last-ditch effort to overturn a ...
ST. PAUL--The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide if a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's teachers union protections ...
Leila Navidi, Star Tribune Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court, shown in 2015, has been nominated for a federal ...
Minnesota's Supreme Court is about to resolve a long legal battle between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court said so today in striking the conviction of a man who was supposed to register as a predatory offender when he ...
Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune file At issue in Minnesota Supreme Court case: Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of the Legislature's $130 million operating ...
Members of the Minnesota Supreme Court in a 1991 photo are, front row, from left: Lawrence Yetka, Alexander "Sandy" Keith and Rosalie Wahl ...


 

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