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Minne-apple to Big Apple guy: Try the pie Lawyers are usually thick on the ground at Peter’s Grill in Minneapolis, but Bar Buzz only spotted a couple there when Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani dropped by last week. Probably many ...

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Supreme Court marshals itself to go on the road The Minnesota Supreme Court last week trekked to Marshall to meet with students and hear arguments in a first-degree murder case, State v. Caine. The case raises the issue of whether ...

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Not safe at home The right to represent oneself in court is one of the staples of the American legal system. But sometimes, enough is enough. That seems to be the case in Stephens, et al. vs. Jensen-Carter, a memorandum ...

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Wall Street Journal blog looks at frontier justice Among the many interesting things to do since the infamous Larry Craig bathroom stall case broke has been to watch the national media invade Bar Buzz’s territory. It has been particularly fun ...

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The Supremes: Stop! (and listen) in the name of the law Let it not be said the Minnesota Supreme Court is anything but harmonious. A case in point: At a recent talent show during employee recognition day at the Minnesota ...

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Judge Porter interests the national press Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter has been catapulted to national attention since he has been assigned the Larry Craig case. Porter will hear Craig’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea on Sept. ...

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A new slant on wind energy Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge David Minge led the Third Annual Parks and Trails Council’s Labor Day Weekend bike ride through southwestern Minnesota. The 135-mile, three-day ride combined biking with several stops at cultural, ...

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No clowning around, this lawyer’s quite a photographer It came to Bar Buzz’s attention recently that one of the legal community’s members is able to juggle his practice with a unique hobby worthy of mention. Blackwell Burke attorney Corey L. ...

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FindLaw has a Close call with new TV spots Legal-minded viewers who’ve tuned in to the FX series “Damages” (starring Glenn Close as hard-nosed attorney Patty Hewes) might have felt their ears perk up when the show’s sponsors were announced: ...

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Lawyers and advocates break bread together at Briggs Lawyers and advocates for battered women got together over lunch recently to discuss balancing their roles with victim advocacy and attorney-client privilege. The program — “Ethical Considerations in Working with Advocates When ...

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