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Supremely funny: Who are the court jesters in Minnesota? It was recently reported that Justice Antonin Scalia is the funniest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The report was based on research done by Boston University School of Law Professor ...

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No shock — Power Line commended by law blog review Blawg Review, an index to legal blogs located at blawgreview.com, has handed out a plethora of year-end best blog mentions, including two to Power Line at powerlineblog.com, by two local ...

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Secret court proceedings U.S. District Court Chief Judge James Rosenbaum faced an interesting dilemma in a recent case involving an attorney who was a witness in a grand jury proceeding. The grand jury was investigating a client who was represented ...

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’Everyone likes Edward’ Bar Buzz congratulates Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Toussaint, who received the Chief Justice Award from Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen A. Blatz earlier this month at the judge’s conference held in Bloomington. This is the ...

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What happens in Vegas … A retreat for public defenders throughout the country will be held in Las Vegas next March. The event — which is sponsored by the Office of the Tulane County Defender in California — will be ...

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The times they aren’t a changin’ The blog Federalism.typepad.com currently features an interesting quote from the book Winning on Appeal by 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ruggero Aldisert, who is now on senior status. The book was published ...

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Local attorney’s smoke alarm is smoking! Duracell has teamed up with the company selling a revolutionary new smoke alarm invented by an innovative Minneapolis attorney. Minneapolis attorney and entrepreneur Brent Routman is the creator of the KidSmart Vocal Smoke Alarm. ...

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A hired gun from – of all places — Texas is handling state’s appeal in judicial-election case The state of Minnesota filed its petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case challenging the restrictions ...

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Snipe hunt Minneapolis attorney Andrew Luger, who is running for Hennepin County attorney, had some revealing comments at a recent meeting with county attorneys. He said, “We’ve got a real problem in Hennepin County. I’d like the bench to stop ...

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And the good sportsmanship award goes to … Bar Buzz offers kudos to Dorsey & Whitney partner Roger Magnuson for being willing to poke a little fun at his own law firm. The Dorsey firm recently took it on the ...

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