When you consider the brouhaha that eminent domain — the government taking your land because it can do better with it — created as an issue a few years ago, it’s amazing that civil forfeiture doesn’t cause the outrage it should. Read more →
The Court ruled in the case of Robin Hensel, of Little Falls, who was cited for disorderly conduct after she moved her chairs closer to city councilors at a meeting, days after the Council rescheduled a meeting when Hensel displayed signs that depicted dead and deformed children, blocking the view of others in the audience. Read more →
It is near impossible to ask how something like the murder-suicide in Orono could happen and who Gina Summers was when happiness existed in her and her family’s life. Not without being accused of forgiving the murder of a child. We get it.
It’s not often you see campaigning for changes to the law in an obituary, but the murder-suicide in Orono this week, as heartbreaking a story as there is, provides the rarity in today’s Star Tribune. Read more →
Can you steal a car if it never moves? Yes, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today, reversing two lower courts which had said Somsalao Thonesavanh, of Nobles County, couldn’t be convicted of car theft because he didn’t take the car anywhere. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today threw out the conviction of a Brooklyn Park man, arrested on drug charges, because police violated his right to privacy when using a drug-sniffing dog to sniff outside his apartment door. Read more →
A report by a law firm hired by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents says the university followed its own rules and the law when it suspended 10 football players last year in a Title IX investigation of the sexual assault of a woman. Read more →
Anybody can support the rights of people we like. But it takes a true American patriot to recognize that the rights granted by the Constitution should be argued and defended on behalf of those we despise, too. Read more →