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In disability claims, the web is a new frontier

When the subject of disability access lawsuits comes up in Minnesota, there’s a pretty good chance someone will invoke the name of Paul Hansmeier, the Twin Cities attorney who, over the past few years, sued or threatened to sue hundreds of businesses across the state over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Nursing student loses speech fight

A student who was booted from a nursing program over a series of vitriolic Facebook posts shouldn’t be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against three officials at Central Lakes College, a divided 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

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Mondale: Politics fundamentally harming country

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Walter Mondale spent an hour on Oct. 25 talking to and answering questions from students at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Supreme Court Vacancy Forum was moderated by second-year student Seth Zawila, left. (Staff photo: Bill Klotz)

Former Senator and Vice President Walter Mondale remembers when the United States Senate voted on nominations to the federal bench, including the U.S. Supreme Court, sometimes within days. Sen. Amy Klobuchar believes judicial confirmations will proceed after a new president is inaugurated, but not before.

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