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Confusion reigns supreme For anyone who thought that Minnesota Supreme Court decisions get confusing because we have three justices named Anderson on the court, Bar Buzz humbly presents the following excerpt from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the ...

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Saavedra: An up-and-coming political force? Usually voting on board appointments is a fairly routine matter at the Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly. The Elections/Appointments Committee recommends someone and assembly members typically vote in favor of the well-vetted recommendation. However, things ...

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You may be a lawyer, but are you likeable? An interesting looking CLE brochure came across Bar Buzz’s desk from a group billing itself as “the likeable Lawyer.” (The name is trademarked, so, if you are a lawyer you apparently ...

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Routman’s detector is smoking, but not a gas The new law requiring every household in the state to have a carbon monoxide detector by 2009 could be subtitled the “Full-Employment Act for Detector Makers.” It occurred to Bar Buzz that ...

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Deposition is child’s play U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Presnell in Florida apparently is fed up with what he views as childish discovery games played by attorneys. Despite repeated attempts, two attorneys before him could not agree where to hold ...

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What would he have said if he was a ‘Rising Star?’ Minnesota Lawyer last month recognized its 15 Up & Coming Attorneys at a very nice luncheon held at Hamline University. The annual event salutes newer attorneys who have distinguished ...

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A whirlwind tour The efforts of Minnesota bar associations to aid Hurricane Katrina victims continue with the assistance of Duane D. Stanley, communications director for the Hennepin County Bar Association. Stanley participated in task force sent by the American Bar ...

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Pardon us, Justice Page, but your humility is showing On May 12, the Minnesota Supreme Court swore in most of the candidates who passed the February bar exam. Justice Alan Page presided over the event, held in the Grand Ballroom ...

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We’re not the ones who called it the ‘Liars Club’ The Minnesota Million-Dollar Roundtable, also dubbed the “Liars Club” by member and Minneapolis attorney James Schwebel, had its annual meeting on Monday, May 8, at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. Members ...

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Anderson is double cited U.S. Supreme Court watchers across the nation noted that May 1 saw the release of fledgling Justice Samuel Alito’s first opinion in Holmes v. South Carolina. However, only astute local watchers observed that in not one ...

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