Do you know it's a crime in Minnesota to merely refuse to submit to a sobriety test?It's a lesson a man named William Bernard learned the hard way two years ago when he was approached by police at a public boat ramp and asked to undergo field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer exam. Bernard refused, ... More >>
It's not just annoying -- it's criminal.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Supreme Court rules you can legally drunk-drive Segways Yesterday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that Minneapolis police can indeed ticket you for blasting your car stereo too loudly.
Wilhelmina M. Wright's bio reads like a straight-A report card at life: Yale undergrad, Harvard law, a national public service award, and, since 2002, a Minnesota Court of Appeals judgeship.Now, she's adding a few more distinctions to that list. This afternoon, Gov. Mark Dayton appointed her to the ... More >>
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled four Republican senators jumped the gun in saying that Gov. Mark Dayton is overstepping his constitutional bounds by involving the courts in government shutdown contingency plans. That's because no state money has been ordered to be spent, so there's no ... More >>
Al Garcia falls even further.Al Garcia, the one-time city hall power broker who beat a rape allegation but was convicted on drug possession charges, has been disbarred by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The issue this time was repeatedly misappropriating his clients' money, the court said.
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 >>
No more plant chewing for you!In a decision released today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that khat -- a plant native to the horn of Africa and chewed by many in the region as a mild stimulant -- is indeed an illegal drug under state law. Since we live in a state where you can be charged ... More >>
Every vote should count, right?Tom Emmer's legal eagles are taking another shot at helping their candidate beat Mark Dayton in court. They have petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to order every election judge across the state to prove that the number of voters and the number of votes ca ... More >>
Photo: FelinestI can haz upheld conviction?An 11-year-old girl was out playing in her yard when she looked across the street and saw her beloved cat Sauki staggering toward her with an arrow sticking out of her stomach. Sauki was put down later at the vet. The shooter was 22-year-old Ajalon ... More >>
Photo: WkipediaDayton vs. Emmer: Shades of 2008?With all precincts reporting, here's where we stand: Democrat Mark Dayton has 919,238 votes compared to Republican Tom Emmer's 910,382 votes. That's 8,856 votes, or a 43.63-43.21 percent margin of victory. And it's within the one half of one pe ... More >>
Photo: tohoscopeDrain after usingTalk about a buzz kill. Bong water is still a controlled illegal substance in Minnesota, thanks to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto pen, to say nothing of the four justices he appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. "The bill waters down current criminal justice pr ... More >>
The state Supreme Court said her bong-water was a drug. Now she'll serve six months in jail.
A lawyer for the families of the dead says the jury was well within precedent in its award.
An appeals court judge says an undercover cop went over the line in a massage parlor sting.
Bah. We had enough rugrats around here anyway.
A Babbitt, Minn. bar thought they were clever when they had bar patrons war "Actor" badges so they could smoke in the bar under the theatrical production loophole in the Minnesota smoking ban.
Now we can laugh with the rest of the country instead of watching them laugh at us.
The Minnesota Supreme Court came out with their unanimous ruling today stating that Democrat Al Franken should be given the election certificate and be seated in the U.S. Senate in the state's currently vacant seat.
Watch/listen to both of their press conferences here.
Pawlenty congratulates Franken, says he will sign election certificate today. Read his full statement here.
Check out the transcript of Coleman's concession speech.
Even if no one looks at the idiotic MySpace page you throw together to break the news, it's still an invasion of privacy and could get you into trouble.
Politics in Minnesota caught some national attention yesterday when they reported that the Minnesota Supreme Court would rule on Norm Coleman's recount appeal Thursday. Too bad their sources were wrong.
Politics in Minnesota reported late yesterday that the Minnesota Supreme Court will likely rule on Norm Coleman's appeal for the state's U.S. Senate seat by the end of the business day.
If a juvenile is convicted of a violent crime, that can be enough to take away their Second Amendment right to possess a firearm as an adult, according to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Republicans have now made it clear they will do whatever it takes to support Norm Coleman's continued fight until he has exhausted all of his options.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruling today says that people busted with drunk driving can challenge the breathalyzer result in court.
In what appears to be Norm Coleman's first interview published since the three-judge panel's decision last night, the former senator spoke to Minnesota Public Radio about the panel's opinion and his upcoming appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Since when is Pawlenty smarter than Supreme Court justices?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to talk about how lonely and tough it is being the only Minnesota senator in Washington, D.C.
The recent order doesn't look good for Coleman's chances, but his team has already announced they will appeal the final decision and potentially take the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if needed.
The three-judge panel hasn't even provided a final decision, but Norm Coleman's team is already starting their PR stunt to build up support for their appeal they haven't even filed.
When asked if he thinks Coleman will lose the election trial, his lawyer says he expects they will be appealing. And it looks like this case could be heading to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
She broke his heart, now he wants his organ returned
The state Canvassing Board decided not to reconsider their original judgment on 16 ballots today after Norm Coleman's campaign clai ... More >>
Coleman's campaign is filing a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court to create a standard definition of ballots to be put i ... More >>
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Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Greg Wersal says state rules barring judicial hopefuls from raising funds are disingenuous. "You think judges don't know who's buttering their bread?"