According to reports today, David Stras, a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court, is on the short list of people who would be under consideration to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat if Donald Trump were to be elected president. Stras has not been, at least from this non-lawyer’s perspective, particularly flashy or even ideologically driven, at Read more →
Bottom line to the rest of us: Stay in your lane when making a right turn. Read more →
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday settled the question of whether the state’s courts have any business settling claims of defamation made by church officials while excommunicating parishioners.
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Under Minnesota tax law, if you spend more than 183 days in the state in a year and you have a home here, you’re a full-time resident of Minnesota, with all the tax implications that come with that rule.
Today, a divided Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a short-term victory to a wealthy Lake Minnetonka couple, who moved back to Minnesota in 2007 and were ordered to pay $650,789.38 in taxes as full-year residents under the law.
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The state’s highest court has resuscitated the case of a woman who blew the whistle on financial irregularities in Minneapolis Public Schools only to have her job eliminated.
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The Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld the state’s payday lending law that curbed high-interest, short-term loans to mostly low-income people who can’t stretch a paycheck. Read more →
If spectators are required to show a photo ID to attend a trial in Minnesota courts, does it violate a defendant’s right to a public trial?
Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled it doesn’t while warning judges to be careful with the practice. Read more →
Minnesota may be about to acknowledge, finally, that cameras and microphones in the courtroom do not destroy the legal process. Read more →
In a decision that forced a conservative and liberal justice to dissent, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled authorities cannot blame the victim when determining the restitution criminals are required to pay in some cases. Read more →
The Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled again that life without parole for juveniles is not unconstitutional for those who were convicted before 2012 — when the U.S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. Read more →
Alan Page, the former Minnesota Viking and current justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, will turn 70 in August, and by the end of that month, he has to retire. It’s the law in Minnesota.
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A split Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday threw out a man’s first-degree-murder conviction for killing his girlfriend as justices wrangled over the legal definition of domestic abuse. Read more →
The Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld Bloomington’s right to deny a permit for expansion of a senior care facility, a blow to some groups who said it gives neighbors of projects too much power. Read more →
Farmers in the path of the enormous CapX2020 electric transmission line project have won a victory at the Minnesota Supreme Court against utility companies involved in the project. Read more →
If you’re sitting on an ATV, wearing blaze orange and carrying a gun, you’re trying to take a deer under Minnesota’s hunting laws, the Minnesota Supreme Court says. Read more →