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State Board Reprimands Wabasha Co. Judge Walters

The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards has publicly reprimanded Wabasha County Judge Terrence M. Walters for rules violations. The board says in one case, Walters was discourteous to a deaf psychologist who was being retained to see if a deaf defendant was competent. The psychologist withdrew.

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Federal Judge Lets Minn. Sex Offender Suit Proceed

A federal judge is refusing to throw out a lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s treatment system for sex offenders and again suggesting he might scrap the whole program. A judge writes in a ruling that the lawsuit from residents of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program “easily survives dismissal” despite the state’s attempt to get it thrown out.

02/20/2014

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Ramsey Co. Judge Orders Deposition Of Archbishop, Fmr. Vicar General

The head of the Catholic Church in the Twin Cities will soon answer questions from lawyers about alleged church abuse.

02/11/2014

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Driver In Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Ordered To Pay $37K

A Cokato man has been ordered to pay more than $37,000 after drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year in Kandiyohi County.

12/11/2013

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New Chief Judge Of Minn. Appeals Court Being Sworn

Judge Edward Cleary is starting his stint as head of the Minnesota Court of Appeals at his former high school. Cleary was to be sworn in as the court’s chief judge Monday at Cretin-Derham Hall High School.

11/04/2013

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Judge Won’t Block Minn. Child Care Union Drive

A drive to unionize Minnesota home day care workers will be allowed to continue while opponents appeal. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis refused Tuesday to grant opponents an injunction pending appeal.

08/27/2013

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Minn. Senate Rejects Tax Judge At Dayton Request

The Minnesota Senate has voted unanimously to reject the confirmation of a Minnesota Tax Court judge who is facing suspension and censure. The Senate voted Monday against the continued service of Judge George Perez.

05/20/2013

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Dayton Asks Senate To Reject Tax Court Appointee

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking the state Senate to reject the confirmation of a Minnesota Tax Court judge who is facing suspension and censure. The Senate Taxes Committee voted Sunday to reject the confirmation of Judge George Perez. Dayton wants the full Senate to follow suit.

05/19/2013

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Minn. Senate Judiciary Budget Has Higher Judge Pay

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.

04/16/2013

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Judge: Girls Of All Ages Can Use Morning-After Pills

A federal judge has made a ruling on the so-called morning after pill, saying the government must make it available over the counter — for girls of all ages.

04/05/2013

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Judge Demands Info On Schaffhausen’s Mental Health

The father accused of killing his three daughters in River Falls, Wis. last summer made another appearance in court on Thursday.

01/31/2013

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Schaffhausen Enters Insanity Plea, Judge Denies Change Of Venue

A judge has accepted a father’s plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease and defect, after he was accused of killing his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home.

01/17/2013

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Dakota County District Judge Arrested For DWI

St. Paul police have arrested Dakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars on Christmas Eve.

12/27/2012

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Wis. Man With 9 Kids Sentenced To Stop Having Children

A Wisconsin judge has ordered that a father is not allowed to have any more kids.

12/04/2012

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Heated Exchanges Over Deadlines In Schaffhausen Hearing

A father accused of murdering his three daughters in western Wisconsin headed to court Wednesday.

11/21/2012

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