A federal judge has denied an attempt by the state to get a quick appeal of his ruling that Minnesota’s program for civilly committed sex offenders is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ruled Wednesday that court rules don’t allow for an appeal at this stage of the case.
A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to concealing a lengthy criminal history and his military service during the Bosnian war when he entered the U.S. Zdenko Jakisa was charged last spring with possessing unlawfully obtained documents.
A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother.
One of the seven Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS was in federal court Friday afternoon. His hearing comes as new details come to light about the chilling accusations against another one of the suspects, Mohamed Farah, who government prosecutors say threatened to kill Minnesota-based FBI agents.
A federal judge say a lawsuit can proceed against a Moorhead police officer accused of using excessive force when he used a Taser on a 75-year-old man.
For the first time, we’re hearing from patients in Minnesota’s sex offender program. They say the state’s system of treatment is broken. It’s the second week of testimony in the class action lawsuit, which seeks to have the program ruled unconstitutional.
The NFL Players Association’s attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.
The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom. Attorneys for the NFL Players Association were scheduled to argue Friday for Peterson’s reinstatement from a suspension levied by the league under its controversial personal conduct policy.
It’s a rough and tumble, fast and physical game played on a sheet of ice. But former National Hockey League players are engaged in another role inside the Burger Federal Courthouse in St. Paul.
A federal judge has dealt another loss to opponents of a Minnesota unionization drive by refusing to halt the launch of a home-care union while a lawsuit proceeds.
Federal authorities have indicted 12 people who they say were involved in a drug trafficking operation run out of a Spring Lake Park auto repair shop. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says the suspects were indicted on a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana in Minnesota after authorities on Wednesday raided residences in Minnesota, California and Illinois.
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Despite Tuesday’s verdict, the widow and family of Chris Kyle have to decide if they want to continue the defamation case won by Jesse Ventura against the woman’s late husband.
A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.
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The jury told the judge early Monday afternoon it could not reach a unanimous verdict in the Jesse Ventura defamation lawsuit trial. The judge told the jury to give it one more chance or the case would need to be retried.
The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of “American Sniper” has ended the week without a verdict. Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday.
There’s still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before leaving the federal courthouse in St. Paul. They received the case around noon Tuesday.
An attorney for the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle says former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has failed to prove he was defamed in Kyle’s book. Ventura accused Kyle of making up a story in which he said he punched Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura made remarks critical of Navy SEALs.
A case about the constitutionality of the Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is heading to federal court. Attorney Dan Gustafson is representing 24-year-old Eric Terhaar. Both Terhaar and 48-year-old Rhonda Bailey are both trying to get released from the program.
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s old Navy SEAL teammates are marching to his defense at his defamation trial in a St Paul federal court. Ventura is suing deceased “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle for claiming he “punched out” Ventura for making offensive, unpatriotic comments at a California bar.
Jurors in Jesse Ventura’s defamation case on Wednesday watched video testimony from a slain military sniper, who said he didn’t fear being sued for claiming in his autobiography that he had punched the former Minnesota governor inside a bar. Ventura claims “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was fatally shot last year at a Texas gun range.
Jesse Ventura will head to federal court Tuesday morning in an effort to protect his name. The former Minnesota Governor filed suit against Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper.” Ventura claims Kyle lied about a fight between them. “Libel cases are supposedly about restoring your reputation,” professor Jane Kirtley, with the University of Minnesota, said.
Minnesota lawmakers have a difficult job ahead. They must decide what to do about the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, now that a federal judge has ruled that it is broken and in need of repair.
A former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company’s CEO and his family. The U.S. attorney’s office says 37-year-old Matthew Richard Walker, of Faribault, Minn., entered the plea Monday in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors said one threatening letter was discovered in August 2012 in the cockpit of an aircraft that was parked at Reagan National Airport in Washington.