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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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Ritchie Opposes Legal Fee Awards For Redistricting

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is opposing attorney fee awards for those who sued over political redistricting.

05/31/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court: BNSF Not Entitled To Retrial

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the BNSF Railway Co. is not entitled to a new trial in a lawsuit over a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka that killed four young people.

03/28/2012

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Judge Allows Cameras In Court For Pilot Project

Chances are you’ve seen real court cases, like the OJ Simpson murder trial, on TV before. In fact, news cameras are allowed into courtrooms in most states, including Wisconsin and Iowa – but not Minnesota. That is, however, until Friday.

03/09/2012

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MN Court Denies Appeal For Woman Committed After Crash

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied the appeal of woman who was civilly committed after killing a Burnsville boy in a head-on crash has been ruled incompetent to proceed with her defense.

01/25/2012

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Minn. Redistricting Panel To Air GOP, DFL Plans

Minnesota’s political parties will argue for their plans to redraw the state’s political boundaries before a panel of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

01/04/2012

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MN Supreme Ct To Hear U Of M’s Appeal Of $1M Award

The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to hear the University of Minnesota’s appeal of a $1 million civil verdict against the school and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith over the hiring of an assistant coach.

12/21/2011

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Parents Look For Help To Block Newborn Blood Sharing

Minnesota’s Attorney General could get involved with the fight to protect the blood of newborns.

12/19/2011

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Minn. High Court Tosses Shutdown Spending Lawsuit

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit from Republican state senators who argued that a district court lacked authority to order continued state spending during last summer’s government shutdown.

11/30/2011

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State’s Claim Over Bridge Collapse Can Proceed

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the state may seek compensation from a California design firm that tried to block lawsuits over the Minneapolis bridge collapse.

11/30/2011

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Minn. Court Backs Families In Handling Of Newborn Blood

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled two lower courts erred in dismissing a lawsuit by nine Minnesota families questioning the Minnesota Department of Health’s handling of blood drawn from newborn babies.

11/16/2011

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Chief Justice ‘Happy To Be In Real Minnesota’

The Minnesota Supreme Court is on the road in Brainerd. The justices are hearing a case at the local high school Wednesday.

10/12/2011

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NFL Suspends Vikings DT Kevin Williams For 2 Games

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, ending a three-year court fight.

09/02/2011

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Kevin Williams Hasn’t Heard About Suspension

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams said Sunday that he has not heard from the NFL about a possible suspension stemming from a weight loss supplement he took three years ago.

07/31/2011

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Supreme Court Won’t Review Weaver Conviction

The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to review the conviction of a White Bear Lake man convicted of murdering his wife in 1999.

07/21/2011

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Minn. Attorney Suspended For 90 Days For Drugs

Chuck Ramsay of New Brighton was charged with cocaine possession in January 2009 after exhibiting unusual behavior at the courthouse while defending Jack Willis Nissalke.

07/14/2011

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