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No-Parole Sentence Reinstated For Minnesota Man

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for a man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl, stabbing her 29 times with a screwdriver.

04/16/2014

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Court Reverses Convictions In Aiding-Suicide Case

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the convictions of a former nurse accused of encouraging two people whom he met online to kill themselves. The court ruled that the language in the state’s assisted-suicide law that pertains to “encouraging” suicide is unconstitutional.

03/19/2014

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Minn. Head Shop Attorney Suspended For 30 Days

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended Golden Valley attorney Randall Tigue for 30 days for trust account violations. A referee found that Tigue failed to maintain trust account books and recommended a reprimand and three years of supervised probation.

03/12/2014

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Minn. Officials Debate When To Clear Crime Slates

Minnesota’s willingness to forgive people with criminal pasts is emerging as a hot topic for state legislators, who are mulling revisions to laws designed to give low-level offenders a clean slate.

02/17/2014

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High Court Affirms Most Verdicts In Dewey’s Death

The Minnesota Supreme Court has affirmed all but one of the guilty verdicts against the man who admitted to shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey. Dewey died in 2010, about 18 months after he was shot by Thomas Lee Fairbanks.

02/05/2014

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Vikings Stadium Bond Sale Expected Monday

The state expects to begin selling bonds for the new $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium on Monday after a two-week delay. The sale was held up by a last-minute legal challenge filed Jan. 10 before the Minnesota Supreme Court by three Minneapolis residents who claimed the funding mechanism for the stadium was unconstitutional.

01/25/2014

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Supreme Court Tosses Lawsuit Over Stadium Funding

Minnesota’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the funding plan for a new Vikings football stadium, eliminating a legal obstacle that threatened a last-minute derailment of the project.

01/21/2014

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Minn. High Court Wants More Info On Vikings Case

A state agency that was to sell bonds for the Minnesota Vikings stadium says a lawsuit holding up that $468 million offering is flawed. Department of Minnesota Management and Budget lawyers pressed the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to dismiss the case.

01/14/2014

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Vikings Stadium Authority Hits Back At Lawsuit

The public authority overseeing Vikings stadium construction is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to make plaintiffs who sued to stop the project post a $50 million bond to show they could cover damages if they lose.

01/13/2014

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1-13-14 Vikings Stadium Snag? On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the above link to listen to former Mpls Mayoral Candidate Doug Mann discuss his lawsuit over the stadium.

01/13/2014

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High Court Finalizes Rules For Cameras In Court

The Minnesota Supreme Court says it will continue to allow media to use cameras in certain civil cases, and it is ordering a study to see if cameras should be considered in certain criminal proceedings as well.

12/03/2013

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Minn. Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer For Slurs

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended the license of an attorney who made anti-Catholic slurs against judges and others in legal filings. The court’s ruling Wednesday against Hastings attorney Rebekah Nett leaves her indefinitely suspended with the right to petition for reinstatement after nine months.

11/27/2013

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High Court: Firm Subcontracts Not Public Under Law

The Minnesota Supreme Court says a private business working on a construction project for the St. Louis County School District does not have to provide subcontractor data under open records laws. The decision reverses an earlier ruling by the state Court of Appeals.

11/20/2013

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Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds DWI Law

The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the state’s DWI implied consent law, which makes it a crime for impaired drivers to refuse to take a breath, blood or urine test.

10/23/2013

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Supreme Court Tosses Conviction For Dead Defendant

The Minnesota Supreme Court says if a defendant dies while his conviction is on appeal, that conviction can be vacated and the charges dismissed. Wednesday’s ruling comes in the case of a man who died while appealing a forgery conviction.

10/02/2013

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