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A million bucks worth of justice — or more The Legal Times reports the intriguing information that the richest U.S. Supreme Court Justices are Ruth Bader Ginsberg, its only woman, and David Souter, its only bachelor. In the justices’ financial ...

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A little innocent fun It’s nearly fall, so it’s time for a ball. And right on cue comes the 6th Annual Innocence Ball sponsored by the Innocence Project of Minnesota. This years event — “Jammin’ for Justice” — will be ...

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Snakes in a courtroom Bar Buzz hasn’t seen the movie Snakes on a Plane and doesn’t plan to but understands from the relentless publicity that it involves an FBI agent bringing a witness to court to testify against a gang ...

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Perhaps St. Thomas should have planned a luau … The University of St. Thomas last week held a swanky reception and dinner at the Minneapolis Club to officially announce the establishment of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the ...

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Ten more reasons to dispense with ‘Top 10’ lists Bar Buzz was sifting through its press releases last week when one from William Mitchell College of Law caught our eye. The release was sent on Aug. 10, the same day ...

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Judge is not a blowhard The U.S. District Court’s newest judge, Patrick Schiltz, who was sworn in on May 30, probably isn’t even unpacked but he’s already issuing orders. Bar Buzz was taken with a July 31 order suppressing evidence ...

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Traffic court goes on the road Traffic Court has started traveling to several Minneapolis neighborhood centers. The new 4th Judicial District initiative is an alternative to the regular Traffic Court held downtown at the Government Center. “Traffic Court in the ...

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Pardon me judge, was your seat taken? In a plot twist worthy of Shakespeare, a former law clerk in the 9th Judicial District is challenging his old boss for his seat. Bemidji attorney John G. Melbye spent nearly four years ...

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And the answers to the bar exam are … Jeremy Blachman author of the Anonymous Lawyer blog and forthcoming novel of the same name (which hits the stores on July 25, the same day the bar exam is administered in ...

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And the answers to the bar exam are … Jeremy Blachman author of the Anonymous Lawyer blog and forthcoming novel of the same name (which hits the stores on July 25, the same day the bar exam is administered in ...

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