Sen. Linda Higgins doesn’t want her political obituary written just yet. First off, while the five-term Minneapolis senator announced last Monday that she won’t seek re-election in 2012, she plans to serve out her term through the end of next year.
Responding to potential proposals for new casinos and racinos that would finance a Minnesota Vikings stadium, a group of legislators from both parties spoke this morning against expansion of gambling in Minnesota.
In what Dayton referred to as “Vikings week,” the first-term DFL governor moved to get the Legislature involved or at least make them potentially feel some heat if they don’t move forward on a plan.
Supporting Michele Bachmann’s presidential bid wasn’t necessarily an easy decision for David FitzSimmons. While the three-term Republican congresswoman would seem a natural choice for FitzSimmons, who chairs the Republican Party in her home 6th District, he was squarely in the Ron Paul camp during the 2008 election and worked for his campaign.
A little-discussed provision in the public safety budget bill is causing headaches for legal services organizations across the state. The legislation states that “priority must be given” to clients with cases in state courts when spending state dollars.
Gildea did, however, hint that arguments could be heard later, writing that "counsel will be notified at a later date regarding oral argument."
Attorney Erick Kaardal says core separation of powers and constitutional questions remain and deserve a resolution.
A suit filed by six Republican members of the Legislature will proceed to arguments before the Supreme Court July 27.
Citing the potential that the constitutional rights of Minnesotans could be violated if the courts were not operational,a judge the courts will remain funded in a shutdown.
Four GOP senators were rebuffed, as they were last week in the main shutdown case, in their effort to join as separate parties.
The dismissal, issued without prejudice, leaves the lawmakers to take up their claim with the rest of the shutdown case in Ramsey County Court, but also leaves the door open to refile after that decision is handed out.
The suit, filed this week by four GOP senators, asks the Supreme Court to not allow any state money to spent in the event of a government shutdown July 1.
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- Court upholds sex-with-minor report submitted by man’s therapist
- Federal judge rules for students with disabilities in age-cutoff case
- Justices remand Duluth dispute
- Legal education for incarcerated students expands
- Hamline prof dismissed over Muhammad image can proceed with lawsuit
- Supreme Court backs woman’s false-reporting conviction
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