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Perspectives: How Minnesota law judges umpires

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:49am
“I have one client; it’s the Law” Judge Neil Gorsuch during Senate Confirmation Hearing (March 21, 2017) During his confirmation hearing for chief justice of the Supreme Court in the U.S. Senate more than a decade ago, John Roberts equated the role of a judge to that of an umpire, a neutral arbiter calling balls ...

Trailblazing lawyer, Cabinet officer Coleman dies

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 2:56pm
WASHINGTON — William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke a number of racial barriers in his own right and was the second African-American to lead a Cabinet-level department, has died. Transportation secretary during the Ford administration and co-author of the main brief in ...

Arkansas poised to execute 8 inmates over 10 days

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 2:27pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’ parole board on Wednesday recommended that Gov. Asa Hutchinson extend mercy to one of eight inmates scheduled to die in an unprecedented series of double-executions this month. Hutchinson is not bound by the board’s finding that Jason McGehee’s clemency request had merit. The Republican governor, who can intervene at any ...

Murder suspect raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 2:17pm
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A California woman accused of killing the father of her two children is being processed for release from jail Thursday after posting an unprecedented $35 million bail raised by friends, family and business associates with ties to China. Tiffany Li, 31, is backed by a group that raised $4 million ...