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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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Dayton Names Appeals Judge Wright To Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Wilhelmina Wright to the state Supreme Court.

08/20/2012

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Opinion: The Greatest Tax Ever?

My insurance company spent too little on actual health care delivery so my family is getting a refund. If Obamacare is a tax, it’s the greatest tax ever.

07/23/2012

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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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Reality Check: What’s True, What’s Misleading In Obama-Critical Ad

A new political ad running on WCCO-TV is highly critical of President Barack Obama and the new federal health care law, but the ad’s claims that are questionable.

07/12/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

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Talking Points: Political Spin In High Gear Over Health Care

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Health Care Reform the political spin from both sides is in high gear.

07/01/2012

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Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

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Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

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Supreme Court Upholds Majority Of Obama Health Law

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

06/28/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Fails America On Health Care

The Supreme Court has shockingly failed the citizens of the United States by upholding the individual mandate portion of the plan.

06/28/2012

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Reality Check: The Truth About Lawmaker’s Health Care Plans

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the federal health care law, tens of millions of Americans could lose all, or part of their new insurance coverage. But 535 members of Congress won’t feel a thing.

06/27/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers Defend Voter ID Measure Validity

Lawyers for the Minnesota Legislature argue that lawmakers deserve wide latitude to design constitutional ballot questions as they fight an attempt to scuttle a photo ID measure awaiting voters in November, according to new court papers.

06/27/2012

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Opinion: Obama Has Last Word With The Supreme Court On Immigration

After the Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, the Obama administration announced that it is revoking agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

06/27/2012

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Teen Murderers May Get Revised Sentences After Supreme Court Ruling

Some Minnesota murderers will likely have their sentences thrown out after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that juveniles cannot be sentenced to mandatory life in prison without parole.

06/26/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Obama On Arizona Immigration Law

While neither side has totally won, the high court’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, is definitely a blow to President Barack Obama.

06/26/2012

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Opinion: Overwhelming Victory For Obama And Holder In Arizona Immigration Decision

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder won an overwhelming victory as the Supreme Court struck down 3 of 4 provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, SB 1070.

06/26/2012

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US Supreme Court Won’t Review Petters’ Conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t take up the case of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters. In documents made public Tuesday, the nation’s highest court denied Petters’ request to review his 2009 conviction on charges he orchestrated a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

05/15/2012

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Helen Meyer Stepping Down From Minn. Supreme Court

Associate Justice Helen Meyer said Thursday she’s stepping down from the Minnesota Supreme Court, giving Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton his first chance to make an appointment to the conservative-leaning high court.

05/10/2012

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Local Attorney Reviews Supreme Court Health Care Debate

Moss and Barnett attorney Tom Shroyer talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday.

03/28/2012

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Sides Raise Voices On Health Care Reform Law

Friday marked two years since President Barack Obama signed the health care reform law, and during this election year, the controversy surrounding it is far from over.

03/23/2012

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Court Throws Out Prometheus Drug Patent

The Supreme Court unanimously tossed out medical patent claims for Prometheus Laboratories on Tuesday for a test that could help doctors set drug doses for autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease, a decision that could affect the burgeoning field of personalized medicine.

03/20/2012

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ND Supreme Court To Hear Fighting Sioux Case

North Dakota’s Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments Thursday on whether to stop a statewide vote that would determine if the University of North Dakota’s sports teams should be forced to use the Fighting Sioux nickname and an American Indian logo.

03/15/2012

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U Of M To Appeal $1M Judgment To Supreme Court

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

11/07/2011

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