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Clarence Thomas
Feb 21, 2023

A diverse Supreme Court grapples with affirmative action

The United States Supreme Court is deciding a pair of cases that could end affirmative action programs that consider race in college admissions.

A law book with a title of Education Law on a table next to a gavel
Feb 20, 2023

Ex-charter school counselor loses non-renewal suit at appellate court

The court held a counselor's charter school experience did not constitute teaching in a single district, allowing a district to not renew her contract.

Lizzo raises her right arm and accepts the award for record of the year
Feb 17, 2023

Lizzo prevails in trademark battle

A federal board overturns a refusal to register her signature phrase.

Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year awards recognizes attorneys for the work they did in the past year. But that work has often stretched back years before and the impact of these will stretch forward for years or sometimes lifetimes.

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Feb 16, 2023

Justices affirm video testimony did not violate right to confront

The Minnesota Supreme Court held that the defendant’s right to confront her witness face-to-face was not violated with remote technology.

Gov. Walz sits on a chair to deliver a news conference
Feb 15, 2023

COVID emergency case remanded

Gov. Walz's order has expried, but the state Supreme Court orders a hearing on whether he has the power to declare such as order.

In this image from video, Tyre Nichols lies on the ground during a brutal attack by Memphis, Tennessee, police officers
Feb 15, 2023

How video evidence is presented can hold sway in court

A growing body of research has shown that there are many influences on how people perceive events recorded on video.

The U.S. Supreme Court building
Feb 14, 2023

Supreme Court might have easy outs on elections and immigration

The Supreme Court soon could find itself with easy ways out of two high-profile cases involving immigration and elections, if indeed the justices are looking to avoid potentially messy, divisive decisions.

an encampment belonging to protesters in the Oak Flat area of Superior, Arizona, shown in 2015
Feb 13, 2023

Supporting case for sacred land

A dispute in Arizona between Indigenous people and mining interests has drawn strong interest from the Religious Liberty Clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

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Feb 10, 2023

Wetlands ‘elimination’ is key in Cohasset project ruling

The ruling directed the city of Cohasset to issue a new decision on the need for an environmental impact statement with regard to a proposed large manufacturing facility.

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Feb 9, 2023

Professor sees politics in many moves to senior judge status

One law professor who recently published in the Minnesota Law Review argues that the politicization of the courts has been happening for the past two decades.

Migrants from Venezuela line up in the cold weather at a makeshift camp on the U.S.-Mexico Border in Matamoros, Mexico
Feb 9, 2023

Immigration law experts raise questions about Title 42

A small clause is causing major disruptions in immigration law this winter.

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