Playing Politics 2-8-17
Judges Deliberating On 'American Sniper' Appeal CaseAttorneys for "American Sniper" widow Taya Kyle on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to throw out the $1.8 million defamation award a Minnesota jury gave former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
Experts Say Free Speech At Stake In 'American Sniper' AppealLegal experts say important free speech issues will be at stake when an appeals court considers whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is entitled to the $1.8 million judgment he won against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
Toyota Appeals $11 Million Jury Award From 2006 Fatal CrashToyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a jury's $11 million award resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. Lawyers for the automaker filed a brief notice of appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
U.S. Appeals Court Rules Wis. Gay Marriage Ban UnconstitutionalA U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago bumps the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.
Dayton Announces 2 Appeals Court Vacancies Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Wis. Court Upholds Verdict Against Fired ProfessorA Wisconsin appeals court has ruled against a chemistry professor who was let go from the Milwaukee School of Engineering because of his limited English skills.
Wisconsin Court Says Inmate Didn't Deserve PornA state appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit alleging prison officials improperly denied an inmate access to what they deemed were pornographic publications.
Appeals Court Reverses Ruling In Timber LawsuitThe Minnesota Court of Appeals says a lower court erred when it ruled in favor of timber companies who claimed the state broke promises by capping payments under a forest management program.
Supreme Court Ruling Ends Marlboro Lights LawsuitThe Minnesota Supreme Court says a class-action lawsuit against the maker of Marlboro Lights cannot go forward because it is barred by the state's 1998 tobacco settlement.
Appeals Court Revives Marriage Equality LawsuitThe Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday revived a lawsuit challenging the state's law against gay marriage, ordering a district judge to take another look at the case just months ahead of what's expected to be a bitter fight over a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Appeals Court Affirms Petters Conviction, SentenceA federal appeals court Friday upheld the 2009 conviction and 50-year prison sentence of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters, who was found guilty of orchestrating a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme.