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Constitutionality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program Questioned

Minnesota senators who met Monday at the Capitol say they must act quickly to modify the state’s sex offender treatment program before a federal judge does it for them. The judge has said lawmakers must alter the state’s system of keeping sex offenders in indefinite custody after they finish prison terms, or risk a ruling that it’s unconstitutional. Former Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson heads a task force that’s working to revise Minnesota’s sex offender treatment rules. “The way you are operating, it does not work because nobody gets treated, and nobody gets out,” Magnuson said. “And it is, in effect, a life sentence.”

11/18/2013

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Interview: Sex Offender Program Under Scrutiny

A state task force head says a federal court considering lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Sex Offender Program expects the state to address continuing concerns about its constitutionality.

03/04/2013

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Judges Consider How To Draw Minn. Political Maps

Minnesota’s major political parties took their struggle over redistricting before a special court panel Wednesday, each arguing for a method of redrawing political maps that could help them in future elections.

10/26/2011

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Forum To Look At State Of Judicial Elections

A forum at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute on Thursday will look at the state of judicial elections in Minnesota.

11/18/2010

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Emmer Says Lawsuit Decision Will Follow Recount

Republican Tom Emmer pushed aside questions Tuesday about whether he’s willing to go to court over the Minnesota governor’s race, saying they were premature ahead of a forthcoming recount.

11/09/2010

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