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Nov 17, 2021

Hundreds of Minnesota officers, agents getting body cameras

Hundreds of state law enforcement officers in Minnesota will soon be outfitted with new body cameras to record everything from traffic stops to civil disturbances.

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Nov 17, 2021

‘Democracy and the Courts’

Chief U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim argued that one of the most serious problems affecting America today is the diminishing trust in government and the judiciary, advocating civic education to increase confidence in both.

Nov 16, 2021

Court: COVID delay did not violate speedy-trial rule

When COVID-19 hit and courts shut down, justice was delayed for many. Yet a recent appeals court ruling found that the pandemic pause didn’t deny the accused their Sixth Amendment guaranteed right to a speedy trial.

Nov 15, 2021

Seeking alternative to ‘F’ or ‘M’

A Minnesota state employee has filed a charge of discrimination against the state over its method of collecting employee data, in which employees must select either “M” or “F” to denote their genders even if they don’t identify as either.

Nov 12, 2021

Supreme Court: Minneapolis ballot language did not mislead

The Minnesota Supreme Court last week released an opinion, authored by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, explaining why it reversed a lower court order regarding the language in a Minneapolis ballot question.

Scales of justice
Nov 11, 2021

Commentary: The need to restore confidence in state’s lawyer professional responsibility system

Important questions must be addressed promptly and publicly, by the Supreme Court's appointment of a review committee, including public members, who will study and publicly report on the matter.

Court sketch of Kim Potter trial
Nov 10, 2021

Live video OK’d for Potter trial

Live video coverage will be allowed in the trial of a former Brooklyn Center police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright after the judge overseeing the case reversed herself Tuesday, citing the state of the pandemic.

Andrew Mercado
Nov 10, 2021

Rittenhouse trial highlights rise of livestreamed video

Livestreamers have become ubiquitous at protests, seeking to provide an unedited view into movements that often reflect an angry and divided America.

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Nov 9, 2021

COVID ‘torpedoed’ father’s opportunity to regain custody of child, attorney says

While many of the facts of a recent case in the Minnesota Court of Appeals mirror the facts in other foster care cases, this one had one major factor that other cases throughout the years have not had: COVID-19.

Evan Ng
Nov 8, 2021

Male gymnast alleges discrimination by U of M

A student athlete claims that he can no longer compete due to the fact that he is male. He filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, athletic director, and university president.

Rishi Khanna
Nov 5, 2021

Activists keep police reform push despite loss

Activists vowed to keep fighting for substantial changes to the Minneapolis Police Department, despite Tuesday’s defeat of a ballot initiative that would have replaced it with a reimagined public safety unit.

Close-up Of Wooden Gavel On Laptop Keypad
Nov 5, 2021

Grammar rules in benefits case

A decision seen as a close call in a legal dispute over pension benefits hinged on some finer points of grammar as the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that a temporary employee was ineligible for the state’s retirement plan.

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