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Ron Gardenhire, left, argues while holdng out his right arm in front of umpire Gary Darling
Jul 6, 2023

Perspectives: Baseball umpires spur litigation in Minnesota

The analogy of comparing judges to umpires is dubious, but this centrality to the game is unmistakable, and their impact has been felt in the law, too.

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Jul 3, 2023

Quandaries & Quagmires: Conforming multijurisdictional practice to the rules

If you have ever found yourself analyzing an ethical issue related to multijurisdictional practice and the unauthorized practice of law, you know there are multiple layers of analysis.

The words "SCHOOL'S OUT! for summer" written on a black chalkboard
Jun 28, 2023

Perspectives: School’s out: Staff, students struggle in suits

School officials prevailed in two of three cases in the Minnesota appellate court system in struggles involving an ousted teacher, an expelled student and a sexually abuse student.

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Jun 27, 2023

The Unfrazzled Lawyer: Identifying and protecting against your frazzle factors

Even if you’ve identified and clarified your priorities, and even if you have an effective time-management strategy, becoming an unfrazzled lawyer will be very difficult if you lack awareness about your personal frazzle factors.

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Jun 26, 2023

Briefly: What will be the next decade’s big cases?

A conversation with former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Attorney David L. Lillehaug.

Paul McCartney plays a guitar on stage in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Aug. 21, 1965
Jun 21, 2023

Perspectives: Words of wisdom: Beatles lyrics and the law

With so much going on lately, it was easy to overlook the 81st birthday of Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles, on Sunday, June 18.

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Jun 15, 2023

Perspectives: Not all fathers get happy Father’s Day in court

With the day set aside to honor fathers coming this Sunday, June 18, the Minnesota Court of Appeals last month ruled on a number of cases involving paternal rights.

Andy Warhol, holding a camera in 1976
Jun 15, 2023

Commentary: Warhol decision’s implications for creators, artists

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in a dispute over Andy Warhol's use of a photograph of Prince is a victory for copyright holders.

A small sign that reads "ASSAULT" on a desk with books and a judge's hammer on it
Jun 8, 2023

Perspectives: Assault actions all affirmed on appeal

A trio of assault cases that were concurrently decided by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in the middle of this spring showed several similarities.

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Jun 1, 2023

Perspectives: Two tribunals tackle three trademark tussles

Despite these different frameworks in the three trademark cases, the outcomes were nearly the same: The former was reversed and the latter experienced a partial reversal and partial affirmance.

Endless row of white marble gravestones continues above hilltop at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. American flags decorating each grave to mark the Memorial Day.
May 25, 2023

Perspectives: Memorial Day recalls legal memories here

This coming Memorial Day evokes special memories here in Minnesota.

Scales of justice with a piece of paper on each scale, with one reading "Work" and the other reading "Life"
May 23, 2023

Briefly: When life happens during an appeal

We may think we have no other choice but to put our professional commitments before our personal lives, or we may just chalk it up to the hazards of the job, but there can be real harms in doing so.

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