MN Court Of Appeals: Warrant Needed Before Giving DWI Blood TestThe Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday declaring that law enforcement must have a warrant before giving a blood test to a suspected impaired driver. The opinion, written by Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, states that the 2012 subdivision of Minnesota's Driving While Impaired laws that makes it a crime for refusal to submit to a chemical test -- blood, breath or urine -- is unconstitutional.
Gay Marriage Legal In Wisconsin After SCOTUS MoveThe Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states.
Good Question: How Often Do Appeals Work?For almost every criminal convicted in the state of Minnesota, the Court of Appeals is their last and only shot.
US Supreme Court Won't Review Petters' ConvictionThe U.S. Supreme Court says it won't take up the case of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters. In documents made public Tuesday, the nation's highest court denied Petters' request to review his 2009 conviction on charges he orchestrated a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Minn. Appeals Feds' Rejection Of Mpls Tornado AidMinnesota has appealed the federal government's denial of disaster aid for homeowners, renters and businesses dealing with damage from last month's Minneapolis tornado.