Dayton Appoints 1st Openly-Gay Justice To MN Supreme CourtGov. Mark Dayton made a historic appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court Friday. Appeals Court Judge Margaret Chutich was named to the high court.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal To Require Fire Sprinklers In New MN HomesFire officials hoping to make Minnesotans safer by requiring sprinklers in new homes were delivered a blow this week. The Minnesota Supreme Court decided not to review a decision made by a lower court regarding those sprinklers being part of the Minnesota State Building Code.
Minn. Supreme Court Affirms Need For Environmental Review Of Oil PipelineThe Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, declining to review a Court of Appeals decision requiring an environmental impact statement for the project.
Minnesota Supreme Court Mum On Handgun Policies At Vikings GamesMinnesota's highest court won't step into a dispute over handgun policies for off-duty police officers at Minnesota Vikings football games. The state Supreme Court has issued an order saying it won't review an appellate court ruling that went in the favor of the National Football League and the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Supreme Court Considers H.S. Student's Expulsion Over KnifeThe Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a high school student should have been expelled for having a pocket knife in her locker.
Minn. Supreme Court Removes Judge From OfficeThe Minnesota Supreme Court has removed a judge from judicial office, saying he violated a residency requirement and lied about his address.
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.
MN Supreme Court Upholds Payday Lending LawThe Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the state's payday lending law involving out-of-state, online lenders. The state sued Integrity Advance in 2011, saying the company violated the state lending law when making nearly 1,300 loans to borrowers in Minnesota at annual interest rates of up to 1,369 percent.
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State Supreme Court Hears Appeal From Byron SmithThe Minnesota Supreme Court heard Thursday the appeal of a Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenagers who broke into his home. Byron Smith shot and killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. A jury found him guilty in 2014. Byron Smith is currently serving life in prison.
Dayton Elevates Judge Hudson To Minnesota Supreme CourtGov. Mark Dayton has elevated Appeals Judge Natalie Hudson to Minnesota's Supreme Court in a pick that maintains diversity in the top ranks of the judiciary. The Democratic governor announced his selection Tuesday to fill the seat coming open because of Justice Alan Page's retirement.
Minnesota Supreme Court Expands Access Of Cameras In CourtThe Minnesota Supreme Court will allow expanded access of news camera and audio recordings of criminal proceedings as part of a pilot project.