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Vice President Kamala Harris, right, speaks Wednesday in the White House complex in Washington, during the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access. President Joe Biden attends virtually and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, left, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, attend in person. (AP photo: Susan Walsh)
Aug 5, 2022

Does federal health law shield emergency abortion?

The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical situations.

Election 2020 Minnesota
Aug 17, 2020

12 lawyers win primaries

Nine DFL lawyers vying for legislative seats won primaries on Aug. 11, as did three Republicans.

Aug 11, 2020

2020’s Minnesota Lawyer Reader Rankings Final Winners

No doubt, the businesses you selected in the top spots appreciate your support every day. Congratulations to the winners!

Kurt Daudt
Jul 22, 2020

Special Session II: Police reform achieved

A police reform bill passed overnight Tuesday reaches deep into the ways that Minnesota police are trained and held to account if they kill someone or otherwise act badly on the job.

Jul 2, 2020

Wisconsin court may not rule on voter purge before November

The Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t hear oral arguments in a lawsuit seeking to purge thousands of voters from the rolls until at least September, raising questions about whether the justices will rule before the presidential election.

Sen. Scott Newman
Jul 2, 2020

Senate oversight committee off to heated start

A five-hour Senate oversight committee hearing Wednesday to examine Twin Cities rioting left Republicans and Democrats pretty much where they were when they started.

Gov. TIm Walz
Jul 2, 2020

PhRMA sues over insulin law

The pharmaceutical industry’s trade group is suing in federal court to block implementation of Minnesota’s Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act.

Rita P. Davis
Jul 2, 2020

Lee statue case devised by lawyer descended from slaves

At the heart of the issue with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wanting to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee is Rita Davis, who sees her whole career as building toward this moment.

Scott Newman, Dave Senjem, Bill Ingebrigtsen
Jun 30, 2020

Republican senators want DOJ police inquiry

Three Republican state senators are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a “pattern-or-practice” probe into the Minneapolis Police Department.

Mohamud Noor
Jun 25, 2020

Civil unrest recovery bill dies in session

One casualty of the failed 2020 special session is legislation that would have provided financial help to scorched neighborhoods damaged by the unrest following George Floyd’s death.

Minnesota House
Jun 25, 2020

Chambers did manage to send 10 bills to Walz

Lest anyone think the Legislature got nothing done during its ill-fated 2020 special session (Mach I), here is a list of 10 special session bills passed by both chambers and sent to the governor’s desk over those eight days.

Rep. Carlos Mariani
Jun 17, 2020

DFL-led panel OKs sweeping police reforms

After 13 hours of special session hearings over two days, the DFL-led House Public Safety committee on Monday passed three mini-omnibus bills that constitute a sweeping police-reform package.

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