Minnesota Supreme Court
A Minnesota law banning the offering of advice or encouragement about how to commit suicide is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech, the state appeals court ruled Monday. The decision by a three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals was hailed as a “grand slam” victory by Robert Rivas, an attorney for the Final Exit Network. Two members of the national right-to-die group are charged in the 2007 suicide of Doreen Dunn, a 57-year-old Apple Valley woman who had suffered from chronic pain for more than a decade. Prosecutors “don’t have one scintilla of evidence from the scene” to support the charges that the two Final Exit Network members assisted in Dunn’s suicide, Rivas said.
Months after a Minnesota Court of Appeals denied Amy Senser’s appeal on her guilty verdict in the 2011 death of Anousone Panthavong, the Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected her appeal as well.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a prosecutor’s effort to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has sided with a group of restaurant servers in a case that deals with people who “dine and dash.” The case goes back to 2010 when a group of people who worked at the now-closed Drink bars in Uptown and downtown Minneapolis claimed the owner use their tips and wages to cover customers who left without paying.
Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court, died Monday at age 88. Wahl was remembered by many as a remarkable jurist whose accomplishments paved the way for other women and whose deep commitment to justice formed the heart of her work.
The 7-year-old Minnesota girl whose rare cancer led to a precedent-setting malpractice ruling by the state Supreme Court has died, according to the family’s attorney. Jocelyn Dickhoff was 2 weeks old when her parents took her to a doctor.
The Minnesota Supreme Court is getting back to capacity with the installment of new Justice David Lillehaug. He’s the second appointee of Gov. Mark Dayton to the state’s seven-member high court.
Three Minnesota law firms have each received $118,600 checks from the state related to a lawsuit that led to new political maps. The legal fees were distributed Friday and stem from a court order in the once-per-decade redistricting.
A Minnesota Supreme Court decision in the case of a little girl with cancer changes the way the state looks at medical malpractice claims. Friday’s ruling says a patient may recover damages when a doctor’s negligence causes that patient to lose a chance of recovery or survival. It comes in the case of a couple who claimed their daughter’s cancer would have been curable if diagnosed earlier.
A Minneapolis man agreed to plead guilty Friday to a 2003 murder which was originally appealed and was awaiting a Supreme Court decision. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Jonathan “Thirsty” Turner agreed to plead guilty to intentional second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Marcus Dortch on July 29 2003.
Minnesota Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals judges, and other members of the judicial branch will be serving lunch to the needy at the Dorothy Day Center, as part of an effort to reach out to people in the community.
Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man, in a case that has drawn attention of medical and civil rights groups who say it violates the defendant’s constitutional rights.
Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to name former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man convicted of a drug charge is not entitled to the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man’s online post calling a doctor “a real tool” is protected speech.