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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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5 States Take Asian Carp Case To Supreme Court

Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds.

10/26/2011

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Judge Upholds Wis. Domestic Partnership Law

A judge ruled Monday that Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry does not violate the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage — a major victory for the state’s largest gay rights group that had defended the registry established in 2009 to bestow legal rights to same-sex couples.

06/21/2011

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High Court Blocks States’ Climate Change Lawsuit

The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

06/20/2011

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Court Allows Wisconsin’s Union Law To Take Effect

The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory on Tuesday, ruling that a polarizing union law could take effect that strips most public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

06/14/2011

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Wis. Supreme Court Challenger Concedes Defeat

Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded defeat on Tuesday to conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser, in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive legislation stripping most state workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

05/31/2011

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Minnesota Judges, Staff Serve Lunch At Dorothy Day

Judges from the state’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals — along with law clerks and court staff — are serving lunch Friday at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul.

05/27/2011

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Judge Voids Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law

The fight over stripping collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin’s public workers will move into the state Supreme Court, and possibly back into the Legislature, after a judge ruled Thursday to strike down the law that passed despite massive protests that paralyzed the Capitol.

05/26/2011

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Wis. Supreme Court: Teen’s Life Prison Sentence OK

A boy who was 14 when he helped throw another boy off a parking ramp to his death was properly sentenced to life in prison without parole, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday.

05/20/2011

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Wis. Court Challenger Raising Recount Dollars

A stunning discovery of votes in Wisconsin could give the state’s hotly contested Supreme Court race to the conservative incumbent in an election largely seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s explosive union rights law.

04/08/2011

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Minn. High Court Allows Experts In Some Rape Cases

A state Supreme Court ruling could affect prosecutions of sexual assault cases in Minnesota.

03/24/2011

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Minn. To Allow Cameras In Some Civil Cases

Cameras will be allowed to cover civil cases in Minnesota courtrooms under a new order from the state Supreme Court.

03/12/2011

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MN Supreme Court: Stray Voltage Case Can Proceed

A Minnesota farmer who believes stray voltage killed hundreds of his cows and affected milk production can sue for damages in state court.

01/26/2011

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Court: Medical Residents Considered Employees

The Supreme Court says medical residents should be considered employees when it comes to collecting Social Security taxes.

01/11/2011

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High Court Will Review Climate Change Lawsuit

In a new case about climate change, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from electric utilities that are trying to short-circuit an effort by states to force cuts in power plant emissions.

12/06/2010

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MN Justices Deny GOP Effort To Change Vote Tally

The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied a push by Republican Tom Emmer to force a pre-recount comparison of signed polling place rosters and vote tallies in the governor’s race.

11/22/2010

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