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Thursday, April 19, 2018
NO Criminal Charges in Prince's Death, Attorney Says »
From CNN No criminal charges will be filed in relation to Prince's April 2016 death, Carver County attorney Mark Met...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Governor Dayton Appoints Paul Thissen to the Minnesota Supreme Court »
Governor Dayton Appoints Paul Thissen to Serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court April 17, 2018 ST. PAUL, MN – Governo...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Bar Buzz: At Least 14 Counties Suing Opioid Industry »
At least 14 Minnesota counties have filed suit against manufacturers and distributors to recoup the costs of dealing with...
Friday, April 13, 2018
In the Hopper: Ignition Interlock; consent defense nullified »
From Minnesota Lawyer Ignition interlock: A bill that would force more DWI offenders to use ignition interlock dev...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
MN Medical Researchers Develop Vaccines to Treat Opioid Abuse »
From Fox 9 news A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Minneapolis Medical Researc...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
First, Do NO Harm: The Intersection of Opioids and the Courts »
From the Minnesota Bench & Bar The growing number of opioid users entering the legal system poses many challenge...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
All of Sudden It Was Like, Holy Cow, the Opioid Epidemic is Ravaging Northeastern... »
From Minnesota Bench & Bar Duluth’s heroin problem started with prescription opioids—pain pills. In the fi...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Court Finds Illegal Stop Turns The Tide for Arrestee »
From Minnesota Lawyer An unconstitutional stop and detention is just as rotten as an apple that’s been sitting in th...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
DWI Forfeiture Rules Unconstitutional »
From Minnesota Lawyer Minnesota’s vehicle forfeiture statute is unconstitutional as applied to the driver and regist...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Top Officials at Backpage Indicted »
From the Washington Post Seven top officials of the website Backpage.com, long accused of facilitating child sex tra...
Friday, April 6, 2018
Counterpoint: Civil Forfeiture »
From Star Tribune Counterpoint: Civil asset forfeiture is still a needed tool against crime in Minnesota To...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Court's Tech Fund Might Become Permanent »
From Minnesota Lawyer A  court technology fund  based on a $2 court filing fee, which is scheduled to expi...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Order Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Evidence »
The Supreme Court issued the attached order establishing a comment period and setting a hearing date regarding proposed...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Becker County Atty Tammy Merkins and Asst Becker County Atty Kevin Miller Appointed to the Bench »
Governor Dayton Appoints Douglas B. Clark, Amber B. Gustafson, Tammy L. Merkins, and Kevin M. Miller to Fill Seventh Judic...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke Appointed to National Judicial Opioid Task Force »
Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun R. Floerke  has been appointed to the National Judicial Opioid Task Force. The T...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Supreme Court Candidates to Governor Dayton »
ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark D...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
MN Supreme Court April Calendar »
April 2018  SUMMARY OF ISSUES Summaries prepared by the Supreme Court Commissioner's Office Click ...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Officer Noor Charged In Fatal Shooting of Justine Damond Ruszcyk »
Officer Noor charged in fatal shooting of Justine Damond Ruszczyk Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced toda...
Friday, March 16, 2018
Justice Gildea's Statement on Governor Dayton's Supplemental Budget »
Earlier today, Governor Mark Dayton released his supplemental budget proposal, which included a recommendation to provide...
Friday, March 16, 2018
Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor: Voter Registration »
Voter Registration   (Mar 16th) Our report identifies several challenges state and county officials face trying...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
MN Lawmakers Push For Tougher DWI laws »
A deadly crash in Wisconsin last summer may lead to tougher DWI laws in Minnesota. Three Minnesota men were killed by...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Asst Ramsey County Attorney Tanya O. O’Brien Appointed to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy »
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Tanya O. O’Brien as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial...
Monday, March 5, 2018
The 2017 Minnesota Judicial Branch Annual Report »
The  2017 Minnesota Judicial Branch Annual Report  to the Community is now available.   This repo...
Monday, February 26, 2018
MN Supreme Court March Calendar »
March 2018  SUMMARY OF ISSUES Summaries prepared by the Supreme Court Commissioner's Office Click here to wat...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Social Media Posts for a Duluth-made conceal and carry Satchel Have Raised Eyebrows »
From Pioneer Press Duluth Pack, the Twin Ports outfitter known for 125 years of handcrafted pack-making, paddled int...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Sheriff Opens Cold Case For Swedell »
From Stillwater Gazette “Imagine 30 years without knowing what happened to your loved one,” said Christine Swedell....
Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Judge Singlehandedly Trying To Solve The Opioid Crisis »
From Bloomberg Politics A Cleveland judge says the U.S. government has punted on the nationwide opioid epidemic. So...
Thursday, February 1, 2018
MSA and MCIT Team Up on Training Seminar »
Law Enforcement Liability: Tackling Workforce Issues
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Indian Tribes Take Opioid Companies to Court »
From Star Tribune Indian tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributo...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Senate Confirms Justice Stras to Federal Bench »
From MRP A U.S. Senate vote Tuesday landed David Stras a coveted seat on a federal appeals court while also affecting...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Order Establishing Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to the Minn Rules of Crim Procedure-Rule 20 »
Order Establishing Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure Comments must be...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Order Establishing Comment Period on Proposed Amends to the General Rules of Practice District Court »
Order Establishing Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts The...

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