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Davis Urges Congress To Provide Funding For Courts

In a rare move, a federal judge in Minnesota invited media cameras into his courtroom on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis asked lawmakers to put a stop to sequestration cuts that would impact the federal court system.

08/28/2013

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Good Question: How Do You Get Picked for Jury Duty?

It is the civic duty that so many of us try to avoid. Being summoned to appear on a jury excites some, horrifies others, and mystifies many. How do they decide who gets called to jury duty?

04/23/2012

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Cameras In Minnesota Courts?

From George Zimmerman, to Casey Anthony to O.J. Simpson, we’re captivated by real-life courtroom drama. Thirty-six states allow nearly full access for still and video cameras in the courts. So why isn’t Minnesota in that group?

04/13/2012

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Good Question: Do Prominent People Get Perks In Court?

The wife of a former Minnesota Vikings player and current restaurant owner runs into a man and kills him in a car accident, leaves the scene, yet she’s not in jail. The sister of the victim, Anousone Phanthavong, suspects special treatment.

09/06/2011

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Minn. AG Says Courts Should Stay Open In Shutdown

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is asking a judge to order that Minnesota’s courts continue to operate if state government shuts down on July 1.

06/17/2011

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Do You Agree With This Mother’s Reaction?

A former judge is sentenced to prison for a cash for kids scandal in Pennsylvania, and one victims mom is there to express her anger.

02/21/2011

Driver to Join Lawsuit of Victims in Toyota Crash

Koua Fong Lee served prison time for fatal 2006 crash that killed three.

10/22/2010

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