A federal judge says he won’t dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. The men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege they began meeting in spring 2014 to talk about traveling to Syria.
A former Minnesota woman who lied to a grand jury about raising money for men who left the state to join a terrorist group in Somalia was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and ordered to perform community service. Saynab Hussein, 24, of Nashville, Tennessee, showed remorse during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
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.
The unprecedented letter from all 87 U.S. Federal District Court chief judges warns that the upcoming sequester cuts are “devastating.” In Minnesota, Chief Judge Michael Davis says the budget stalemate not only threatens court staffing, but also raises serious concerns about constitutional justice. “No one in their right mind in Congress thought that would happen because they thought everybody would blink – and people didn’t blink,” Davis said.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Moorhead ordinance outlawing drug paraphernalia.
A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty last year to helping young Somalis leave Minnesota and return to their homeland to fight with the terror group al-Shabab must stay in custody until his sentencing.
A judge sentenced a 21-year-old Red Lake man to three years of supervised release Wednesday in the death of a juvenile who flew out of the back of the man’s truck nearly three years ago, the Department of Justice said.
A Minnesota woman on trial for allegedly funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was found in contempt of court Monday when she refused to stand for the judge, citing religious grounds.
A Somali man who was to be released to his family’s home pending sentencing on terror charges will remain in custody.
Recording industry attorneys are appealing a recent ruling that reduced the amount of money a Minnesota woman must pay for willfully violating the copyrights of 24 songs.