Capitol artwork panel hears what citizens want hanging on the walls
A state panel tackling the question of what art should be on display at the State Capitol is getting an earful from Minnesotans. The Art Subcommittee of the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission is in the thick of a series of meetings to gather public input around the state that have drawn 20 to 50 ...
Retired Justice Anderson reflects on nearly 20 years as a member of Minnesota Supreme Court.
After more than a quarter century of arguing in court rooms, often on behalf of Minnesota’s most prominent Democratic lawmakers, David Lillehaug now wears black. The newest associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court took the oath of office in a ceremony last week, donning the black robes of a judge and putting a cap on a long career that included four years as U.S. Attorney under the Clint[...]
A panel from the Board on Judicial Standards recommended a stiff sanction against Tax Court Judge George Perez on May 10.
K-12 education finance bills that account for roughly 40 percent of the state’s general fund spending are moving through the House and Senate floors this week.
The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended two judges and an attorney to the governor on Tuesday, including Court of Appeals judges Edward Cleary and Natalie Hudson, and Minneap0lis attorney and litigator David Lillehaug. Dayton must fill the seat currently occupied by Justice Paul Anderson, who is retiring at the end of May.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled against a petition brought by government watchdog groups who contended the photo ID ballot question will mislead voters.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Legislature has the authority to provide titles for ballot questions and ordered Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to utilize the House and Senate's titles for proposed constitutional amendments prohibiting gay marriage and requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Following the 2008 U.S. Senate recount of nearly 3 million ballots, the state canvassing board was left with more than 6,600 challenged ballots from all corners of the state. Those ballots were selected by representatives of both former Sen. Norm Coleman and Sen. Al Franken for a host of reasons, ranging from stray marks to any writing on the ballots that might identify the original voter.
In Republican state party chair Tony Sutton's view, the alleged failure of local election officials to properly reconcile the number of ballots cast with the numbers of voters who signed in at polling places may have resulted in "tens of thousands" of improperly counted ballots. They could prove crucial in a contest that Republican Tom Emmer currently trails by nearly 9,000 votes as it heads for a[...]
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has vetoed a bill that responded to a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that found bong water is a controlled substance.
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