Minnesota Supreme Court

Rep. Kerry Gauthier

Ruling: Gauthier Had Right To Withdraw From Race

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the Democratic Party had the authority to put another candidate’s name on the ballot after Rep. Kerry Gauthier decided he would not seek re-election for his Duluth-area legislative seat.

12/05/2012

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3 Incumbents Re-Elected To Minn. Supreme Court

Three incumbents appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty won new terms on the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday.

11/07/2012

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DNR: Supreme Court Denies Wolf Hunt Petition

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied a petition Friday that sought a review of a request to stop Minnesota’s wolf hunt season, the Department Natural Resources said.

10/26/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Won’t Block Wolf Hunt

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected an effort to block the state’s wolf hunting season from opening Nov. 3.

10/26/2012

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State Supreme Court To Hear Assisted Suicide Case

The state’s highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of a former nurse whw was convicted of searching out suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraging them to kill themselves.

10/19/2012

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Newest Minn. Supreme Court Justice Set For Oath

Minnesota’s highest court is formally making a historic transformation. New Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright was set Tuesday to take her oath and a spot on the seven-member panel.

10/16/2012

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Groups Ask MN Supreme Court To Block Wolf Season

Two groups have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to block the state’s wolf hunting and trapping season.

10/15/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Removes Gauthier From Ballot

Minnesota Democrats won a lifeline Tuesday in their effort to hang on to a Duluth-area legislative seat after a disgraced Democratic lawmaker dropped his re-election bid.

09/25/2012

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MN Secretary Of State Faces Tough Crowd At State Fair

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s effort to change the titles of two proposed constitutional amendments were rebuffed by the Minnesota Supreme Court last week.

08/30/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Photo ID

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a court challenge regarding the wording of constitutional amendments, slated for the November ballot.

08/27/2012

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Court Nixes $1M Award Against U. Of Minn., Smith

The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith on Wednesday, ruling that although they treated a prospective assistant coach unfairly, they couldn’t be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.

08/08/2012

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Dayton Considers 4 For 1st High Court Appointment

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a former U.S. attorney and three judges for his first appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

08/03/2012

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Supreme Court: Pesticide Drift Isn’t Trespassing

The Minnesota Supreme Court says pesticide chemicals that drift from one farm to another do not constitute trespassing under the law, reversing an appeals court decision that found otherwise.

08/01/2012

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Minn. Court Weighs Edited Ballot Question Titles

The Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in separate lawsuits over the rewriting of ballot titles for two proposed constitutional amendments.

07/31/2012

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Retired Priest Speaks Out On Alleged Child Abuse, Church Cover Up

A retired Winona priest is coming forward after allegations of child abuse were tossed out by the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday.

07/26/2012

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Court Rejects Abuse Case Based On Repressed Memory

The Minnesota Supreme Court has tossed out a clergy abuse lawsuit by a man whose case rested on a repressed memory claim.

07/25/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Pulled Into New Amendment Case

A tussle over the title for a proposed constitutional amendment seeking changes to Minnesota voting is headed for the state Supreme Court.

07/19/2012

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Group Rebuts Minn. Official’s Amendment Rebranding

A new court filing contends Minnesota legislators hold all the power to fashion titles for constitutional ballot questions and suggests the secretary of state has chosen a substitute meant to sway votes on a gay marriage measure.

07/18/2012

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Supreme Court: Cirrus Not Required To Train Pilot

The Minnesota Supreme Court says Duluth-based Cirrus Design Corp. had no legal duty to provide a flight lesson to a Grand Rapids man whose plane crashed in 2003, killing him and his passenger.

07/18/2012

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Misleading Or Not? Minn. Court Mulls Voter ID Case

Two Minnesota Supreme Court justices are saying flatly they think a ballot question for a proposed constitutional amendment requiring photo ID for voting is misleading.

07/17/2012

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Group Asks MN High Court To Hear BWCA Tower Case

A group wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that lets AT&T proceed with a 450-foot cellphone tower near Ely next door to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

07/12/2012

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Pro-Amendment Group Suing Over Ballot Title

Backers of a constitutional amendment defining marriage in Minnesota are accusing two state officials of overstepping their bounds and improperly manipulating the title of the question that will appear on the November ballot.

07/09/2012

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Pending DWI Cases Head Back To Court, After Ruling

Thousands of pending DWI cases across the state will now get another look after a ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

06/27/2012

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Ritchie: Act Quickly On Voter ID Case

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is urging the state Supreme Court to act quickly on the lawsuit challenging the validity of a ballot question that seeks to make photo identification a requirement for voting.

06/26/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers To Hire Law Firm In Voter ID Case

Top Minnesota lawmakers have approved an $18,000 legal expense in a fight to preserve a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

06/14/2012

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