Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court struck down the conviction of former Faribault nurse William Melchert-Dinkel for advising and encouraging two people to kill themselves.THE BACKSTORY: William Melchert-Dinkel charged with aiding two suicides The court ruled that while there's no constitutional issu ... More >>
Another nail in the coffin.Tom Emmer now has what he wanted from the Minnesota Supreme Court: A written opinion that explains why the justices denied his petition that essentially accused some state elections officials of breaking the law. The 18-page opinion, just issued, refutes Emmer's le ... More >>
Dayton and Emmer are headed for a recount.So much for the "strong and growing evidence" that election officials haven't counted ballots correctly, and that "phantom votes" are sullying the result of the governor's race. It took the Minnesota Supreme Court just a few hours to reject those arg ... More >>
And now we wait on the Supremes.Tom Emmer's legal team got its shot before the Minnesota Supreme Court today to argue that election judges didn't follow the law when they counted up voters and votes on Election Day.
Ever since Chief Justice Eric Magnuson announced his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in March, court-watchers have wondered who the governor would pick to replace him. Today, Pawlenty announced his short-list, and it doesn't contain any surprises. All three finalists -- G. Barry ... More >>
Governor's appointments shift balance of the state's most powerful court
There is another justice that has a background as a political donor. Justice Helen Meyer gave to Coleman's opponent, former Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Does one of the state's Supreme Court justices have a conflict of interest big enough to make him step away from hearing the case?
Fifty years ago Minneapolis launched a program to stamp out discrimination. Now many of the dream's supporters doubt the city's civil-rights agencies are equal to the task.