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Author Archives: Laura Brown

Appeal over Zoom glitch fails

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that appellants claiming a technological problem harmed their case will forfeit the argument if they have failed to ensure that the problem was noted in the court record.

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Faribault settles bias lawsuit

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The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Minnesota have settled a lawsuit alleging that the city of Faribault’s housing rental ordinance encouraged landlords to discriminate against people of color.

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Verdict withstands jury polling flaw

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In a case of first impression, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that just because the official court record did not show that all 12 jurors were polled, it did not mean that a defendant’s constitutional rights were violated.

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