Minnesota Court of Appeals

MN Court Of Appeals: Warrant Needed Before Giving DWI Blood TestThe Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday declaring that law enforcement must have a warrant before giving a blood test to a suspected impaired driver. The opinion, written by Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, states that the 2012 subdivision of Minnesota's Driving While Impaired laws that makes it a crime for refusal to submit to a chemical test -- blood, breath or urine -- is unconstitutional.
Court: Environmental Study Required For Pipeline CertificateThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed regulators' decision to grant a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, saying Monday that state regulators must complete an environmental impact statement before the certificate can be issued.
Appeals Court Upholds Law In Breath Test Refusal CaseThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a law that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breath test when arrested for drunken driving. Monday's ruling comes in the case of David Bennett, who was arrested after a 2013 crash and refused a breath test at the Ramsey County Jail.
Ruling: Cop Can Be Sued For Stolen Squad Car's Role In Fatal CrashA Crookston, Minnesota, police officer whose stolen squad car was involved in a fatal crash in 2011 is now facing a civil lawsuit.
Supreme Court Reinstates Priest's Sex Misconduct ConvictionThe Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated a sexual misconduct conviction for a St. Paul priest accused of having sex with a woman who was seeking his spiritual advice.
Appeals Court Upholds Jeffery Trevino's Murder ConvictionThe Minnesota Court of Appeals is upholding the conviction of Jeffery Trevino, who was found guilty of murdering his wife. In January, Trevino's attorney went in front of a three-judge panel at the appeals court to ask for a reduction in Trevino's 27-year sentence.
Lawyer Wants Murder Conviction Overturned For TrevinoThe lawyer for a convicted murderer was back in court Thursday to fight for his client. Jeffery Trevino was convicted in October of 2013 of killing his wife, Kira Steger, and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.
Court Revives Malpractice Case In Cancerous Transplant DeathA malpractice case for a Minnesota woman who died after receiving a transplant of a cancerous pancreas may be headed for a trial. The Minnesota Court of Appeals this week ruled the case against Dr. Ty Dunn should head to court in the death of Jodie Shierts, 36. The court says Dunn didn't know the pancreas was infected with cancer but should have screened the donor more thoroughly.
Court of Appeals To Hear Mille Lacs Lake LawsuitThe Minnesota Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group of Mille Lacs Lake resort owners and anglers upset with how the Department of Natural Resources manages the big lake's walleye population.
DNR Rules Against Minnesota Bear Researcher The state Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its decision to deny a permit to for putting radio collars on black bears to a Minnesota researcher who has gained international attention for his work.
Prosecutors Fight Dismissal Of LaDue Attempted Murder ChargesJust two days after a judge dismissed the attempted murder charges against the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school, 17-year-old John LaDue made a court appearance Wednesday morning. Transported from a juvenile detention facility in Red Wing, LaDue was back in a Waseca courtroom to learn if he would be tried as an adult.
Appeals Could Upholds Head Shop InjunctionsThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the injunctions that shut down a Duluth head shop that openly sold synthetic drugs. In an opinion Monday, a three-judge appeals panel said a lower court's permanent injunctions against the Last Place on Earth were justified.
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