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What about the Who-pudding and Roast Beast? Judge Todd Barnette is taking over from Judge Robert Lynn the important job of planning the Hennepin County courts’ Christmas party and perpetuating Lynn’s tradition of disgusting food, generally involving Spam. This year ...

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Battered women groups benefit from MWL bounty It was a happier holiday season for two organizations that benefit battered women after Minnesota Women Lawyers donated approximately $10,000 to the pair at its Dec. 6 Holiday Benefit at the University of ...

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Holy guacamole! Firm advocates for avocados Speaking of Californ-i-a, Bar Buzz got an interesting press release from the Los Angeles law firm of Gallo & Associates. Lawyers at the firm have apparently filed a consumer class action against Kraft Foods ...

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Law’s in the family Recent University of Minnesota Law School graduate Shannon Carey-Keil has become the newest lawyer in the four generations of Careys to practice law in Minnesota. Carey-Keil is the great-granddaughter of James Patrick Carey, an immigrant from ...

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St. Thomas to Justice Thomas: Keep the faith The University of St. Thomas School of Law recently hosted a symposium on the phenomenon of having a five-Catholic majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. With the appointment of Justice Samuel Alito, ...

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Separated at birth? Bar Buzz was trolling the Internet when we happened on Swanblog – a site maintained by Minneapolis attorney Peter Swanson. Swanson made the entry that caught our eye — entitled “Keith, Sindbad and Colin” — the day ...

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The Benanav campaign pulls out its Trump card St. Paul City Council member Jay Benanav has a rather unlikely ally in his bid to unseat Judge Elena Ostby — none other than Donald Trump. That’s right, the hair-challenged real estate ...

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You have to hand it to Chief Judge Toussaint … Minnesota Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Toussaint Jr. appears to be in danger of getting his hand slapped by the disembodied digits guarding the candy dish at the ground ...

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We know where Waldo is — with Justice Paul Anderson The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota recently held its 10th anniversary celebration at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. Bar Buzz was there — and so to — ...

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’Project Posner’ — Trick or Treat? At www.projectposner.org, you can find all of the opinions of a legend in legal jurisprudence — 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner — in a single searchable database. The site explains ...

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