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Minnesotans React To SCOTUS Ruling On Employers Providing Contraceptives

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. The justices’ 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies.

06/30/2014

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High Court Limits Suits Over Frequent Flier Miles

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Minnesota rabbi who complained about an airline’s frequent flier program is out of luck. The justices unanimously sided with Northwest Airlines and dismissed a lawsuit from Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg.

04/02/2014

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Sides Hone Arguments In Minn. Vikings Stadium Case

Parties to a lawsuit over the Minnesota Vikings stadium project are under orders to submit arguments to the state Supreme Court. People trying to halt a state bond sale hope the high court will intervene.

01/16/2014

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Medtronic Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Medtronic’s appeal of a patent infringement lawsuit. Minnesota Public Radio News says the high court’s decision could cost the Fridley-based company $250 million in damages.

10/08/2013

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Court Upholds Parents’ Convictions In Prayer Death

A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically limits legal immunity for parents who turn to God rather than science to heal their children.

07/03/2013

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Twin Cities Pride Festivities Underway

The annual Twin Cities Pride Celebration is about to get underway. Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, bringing in nearly a half million people from around the country. This is expected to be one of the biggest celebrations ever in the Twin Cities. Pride Executive Director Dot Belstler says Minnesota’s new marriage law and the recent rulings from the Supreme Court are fueling the excitement and a sense of accomplishment.

06/28/2013

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CBS Legal Analyst Andrew Cohen On WCCO

Andrew Cohen joined Dave Lee Tuesday morning to discuss the Supreme Court’s latest ruling

06/18/2013

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Minn. Supreme Court Convenes At Roseville High

The Minnesota Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments at Roseville Area High School this week, as part of its effort to promote understanding of the judiciary.

05/05/2013

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Thousands Of DWI Cases Could Be Thrown Out After Ruling

Thousands of DWI cases could be tossed out because of a Supreme Court ruling.

04/18/2013

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Reality Check: All About Proposition 8

Historic arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday involving the rights of same-sex couples to marry. The high court can rule in a number of different ways that could dramatically affect federal law. Or not.

03/26/2013

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Supreme Court’s Decision On Prop 8 & Its Impact In MN

It’s a big day for same-sex marriage as the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in that state, and decide whether it is constitutional.

03/26/2013

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Vikings’ Kluwe Files Supreme Court Brief On Prop 8

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has filed a friend-of-the-court brief along with Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California’s Proposition 8.

02/28/2013

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ND Supreme Court: Sugar Workers Can Get Benefits

More than 400 American Crystal Sugars workers in North Dakota who are locked out in a contract dispute are eligible for unemployment benefits, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued released Tuesday.

02/26/2013

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Minn. Completes Refinancing Of Tobacco Bonds

Minnesota has completed the refinancing of tobacco revenue bonds after the state Supreme Court ruled the move is constitutional.

11/15/2012

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Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: Obamacare Is Bad For Small Business

As the final days of the presidential campaign of 2012 wind down, there is ongoing concern about what President Barack Obama’s law for requiring businesses to provide health care for its employees will do to small business owners.

10/25/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

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New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Minnesota’s newest Supreme Court justice was sworn in Tuesday afternoon by the woman she’s replacing.

10/16/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Romney/Obama: Exchange Barbs Over Obamacare Vs. Romneycare

Obamacare and Romneycare are so associated with President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney that each took time to field a question about their namesake plan and health care in the CBS Local Presidential Forum.

10/16/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.

10/10/2012

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Opinion: If Republicans Can’t Run A Campaign How Can They Run A Government?

It is clear that Democrats have shown a greater propensity to spend money wisely with their campaigns and allied groups. At the end of the day, that is what America needs.

10/02/2012

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Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.

10/02/2012

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ND Supreme Court Won’t Hear Med Marijuana Case

A medical marijuana initiative will not be on the November ballot, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

09/19/2012

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450-Foot Cellphone Tower Near BWCA Will Be Allowed

A 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would be seen from parts of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness will be allowed to go forward, after the Supreme Court denied a request to hear the case.

08/21/2012

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