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Lawyer is ’embarrassed and appalled’ by Facebook rant

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 7:12am
Melissa Stockman Maher threatened Rep. Tom Emmer on his Facebook page

ACLU sues Dakota County over DNA sampling

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 7:04am
John David Emerson was told by the Supreme Court that he needed to bring a civil suit. He has.

Judge Frank stays sex offender program proceedings

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 7:00am
Plaintiffs petitioning for certiorari

Oregon’s Supreme Court heads for female majority

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 7:00am
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced the appointment of a female judge to the Oregon Supreme Court, putting women in the majority in the state’s highest tribunal for the first time ever. The new appointee, Rebecca Duncan, sits on the Oregon Court of Appeals and will fill a vacancy that opened because ...

In the Hopper: HHS bill; female mutilation; protesters, unmasked

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 7:00am
Though destined for a veto, the House and Senate Tuesday both passed an omnibus health and human services bill that cleared conference committee a day earlier.

Looming appeals court ruling could resurrect wolf hunts

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:25pm
Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could again find themselves in hunters’ crosshairs — possibly as soon as this fall if federal protections are removed for the predators. A ruling is expected soon from an appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in Wyoming. In Congress, wolf-hunting supporters aren’t giving up even though ...

Snyder has appointed majority of Michigan court

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:23pm
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder promoted a veteran state appellate judge to the Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday, becoming the first governor to have appointed a majority of the court since the state began electing justices in the 1850s. Kurtis Wilder, a conservative state appeals judge for 18 years, will finish the remainder of ...

Buzzkillers? Lawmakers dis treatment courts

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:15pm
Lillehaug says courts held together with “the judicial equivalent of chewing gum and baling wire.”

Assessing Trump’s ‘political capital’ after 100 days

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:00am
Now that he has occupied the White House for a bit more than 100 days, how is Donald Trump faring politically?

Tax Court Digest: May 10, 2017

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:20am
These opinions were released by the Minnesota Tax Court.

U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Digest: May 11, 2017

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:20am
These opinions were released by the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Digest: May 10, 2017

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:19am
These opinions were released by the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals.

Court of Appeals Digest: May 8, 2017

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:19am
These opinions were released by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Digest: May 10, 2017

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:18am
These opinions were released by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Split panel approves public safety bill

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:09am
Real ID’s rulemaking ban added at last minute

Breaking the Ice: From classroom to Senate seat for Cwodzinski

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:02am
Steve Cwodzinski likes reading books about what people had to endure to survive.

O’Brien disbarred over monastery swindle

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:01am
The Minnesota Supreme Court has disbarred a former solo practitioner from Stillwater who is accused of absconding with more than $328,000 that his since-deceased client intended to bequeath to the Benedictine monastery at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville. In an order dated May 3, the court said the “intentional” misappropriation by Steven Michael O’Brien was ...

Politics of the Past: Minnesota’s struggle for black suffrage

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:54am
A protracted 1860s political battle culminated in the state enfranchising black men two years before the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment

Capitol Retort: Repeal and replace; ‘insanely popular’; justice ignored

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:16am
Our review of issues in state and national news, with a rotating cast of political people in the know.

Stras hasn’t always fit conservative mold

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:09am
8th Circuit nominee draws bipartisan respect