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CLE credit for pro bono work

The Minnesota Supreme Court announced last week that it will hold a hearing to consider a petition by the Minnesota State Bar Association to amend the Rules of the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education. The proposed amendments would ...

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High speed chases: the movie

Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Scott v. Harris was notable for a couple of reasons: Most importantly, it established a bright-line rule for high-speed car chases by police: “A police officer’s attempt to terminate a dangerous high-speed car chase ...

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High Court affirms murder conviction

The Minnesota Supreme Court just upheld the premeditated murder conviction of a man involved in a shooting death. The high court found that, even though there was no evidence of motive, evidence that the defendant was armed, walked purposefully to ...

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State Digest

Supreme Court Civil Opinions Attorney Discipline Disbarred Disbarment is the appropriate disciplinary sanction for an attorney who engaged in self-dealing when purchasing a client’s property, intentionally evaded state sales tax, made dishonest omissions on two applications for medical assistance, and ...

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State Digest

SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL OPINIONS EVIDENCE Extrajudicial Statement by Domestic Abuse Victim Where a victim of domestic assault told two hospital nurses that defendant, her former boyfriend, had caused her eye injury, but at trial, the victim maintained that defendant had ...

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State Digest

Supreme Court Criminal Opinions ACCOMPLICE AFTER THE FACT Sentencing; Multiple Counts Even though defendant was an accomplice after-the-fact to three underlying offenses, each related to a separate shooting victim, the trial court erred in giving defendant multiple sentences for the ...

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State Digest

Supreme Court Criminal Opinions Murder Sufficient Evidence 1. The evidence was sufficient to support a conviction for first-degree premeditated murder. 2. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in fashioning a remedy for an alleged discovery violation. 3. Defendant ...

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