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Mpls. Federal Judge Believes Oswald Was Sole Shooter

In 1993, Minneapolis Federal Judge Jack Tunheim was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to head the assassination records review board with the sole purpose of finding all the secret records. Five million pages were made public. Most of the records that were still secret were at the CIA.

11/22/2013

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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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Court Refuses To Halt Minn. Day Care Union Drive

A federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators.

07/28/2013

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Judge Dismisses Counts In Brodkorb Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed three counts from former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit over his firing — but two discrimination counts remain as the case goes forward.

02/13/2013

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Judge Lets MN Enforce Key Parts Of Disclosure Law

A federal judge says Minnesota can enforce the key parts of a challenged state law requiring political groups to disclose campaign fundraising and spending.

10/12/2012

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Judge Won’t Block New Moorhead Drug Ordinance

A federal judge has refused to block enforcement of a new Moorhead ordinance outlawing drug paraphernalia.

02/22/2012