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Jul 25, 2022

Commentary: How many Minnesotans read newspapers?

Minnesota is home to 14,000 lakes, 12,000 loons, 135,000 seasonal lake cabins and 3.9 million newspaper readers. Really?

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Jul 19, 2022

Briefly: What to do with a reverse and remand

Trial court judges hate to be reversed. But if there’s anything they hate more than an outright reversal, it’s being reversed with a remand for further consideration.

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Jul 15, 2022

Perspectives: Unemployment down, but cases still arise

A low unemployment rate does not necessarily match a lack of cases brought by jobless Minnesotans challenging denial of unemployment benefits.

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Jul 12, 2022

Modern Family: Justices revisit ‘best interest’ custody modification

The Woolsey decision offers helpful guidance as you consider custody modification motions.

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Jul 6, 2022

Perspectives: R.A.V. ‘hate’ case here recalled on 30th anniversary

A landmark First Amendment case from Minnesota yielded a unanimous, albeit fractured ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court 30 years ago, but the issue it addressed—hateful conduct and speech—and its resolution resonate even louder today.

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Jun 30, 2022

Perspectives: Pride at 50 recalls LGBTQ+ legal heritage here

Paralleling, and perhaps surpassing, the public emergence of the LGBTQ+ community is 50th anniversary of a Minnesota lawsuit that was a catalyst for their legal rights.

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Jun 28, 2022

Quandaries & Quagmires: Professional competence as an ethics obligation

Lawyers should understand that Rule 1.1 is becoming an important ethics subject in several ways they might not expect.

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Jun 21, 2022

Briefly: How to oppose an extension if you really need to

What if you are on the receiving side of an extension request, and your client is adamant that you not agree to it? What arguments can you make — and what arguments should you make?

Jun 17, 2022

Perspectives: Watergate broke in many new laws here

Some of the reforms flowing from the Watergate break-in 50 years ago include changes in Minnesota laws covering government accountability, political campaigns, privacy, employment, and the conduct of lawyers.

Jun 14, 2022

Modern Family: Recording prohibition consistent with 1st Amendment

A recent case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals involved a novel First Amendment dispute.

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Jun 13, 2022

Perspectives: Recent rulings recall flag litigation in Minnesota

Flag Day on Tuesday provides an opportune occasion to review some of the law and lore of flag litigation in Minnesota.

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May 31, 2022

Perspectives: Antitrust anniversaries, abortion and precedent

This time of year includes milestones in the evolution of the laws governing baseball and other sports, with significant links to Minnesota law — and relation to the legal battle over abortion rights.

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