Peter Erlinder

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Michael Blodgett ran gold scams in Minnesota long before Jason Meyer

    This week's cover​Our cover story this week describes the varied schemes of Jason Meyer, a Rochester entrepreneur who bilked his clients out of money with promises of huge returns on lucrative investments--sometimes in gold mines.Recently, Meyer was raided by the FBI and the IRS, and he's up on ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Peter Erlinder escapes Rwandan jail only to be mugged in St. Paul

    ​Peter Erlinder is having a rough summer.The William Mitchel law professor, freshly released from a Rwandan prison after being charged with minimizing the country's genocide, has only been back in Minnesota for less than a week. But his luck doesn't seem to have changed.According to St. Paul polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Peter Erlinder on his way home from Rwandan prison

    On his way home​After a month of detention in Rwandan prisons, William Mitchel law professor Peter Erlinder is on his way back to the United States. He was released yesterday on bail due to medical issues. Erlinder was arrested May 28 for denying that the deaths of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Peter Erlinder granted medical bail from Rwandan prison

    Photo: Free Prof. Peter Erlinder Now/FacebookErlinder's controversial views on the Rwandan genocide have landed him in prison​It's not clear whether this means he'll be able to return home yet, but William Mitchell law professor Peter Erlinder has been granted bail on medical grounds by a Rwan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Betty McCollum seeks resolution for Peter Erlinder's release

    McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aid​Will this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Peter Erlinder reportedly attempted suicide in Rwandan jail cell

    Peter Erlinder is accused of denying the Rwandan genocide​The New York Times is reporting that William Mitchell College law professor Peter Erlinder attempted suicide in his Rwandan jail cell, where he is being held for allegedly denying that country's genocide. Police said they found Erlinde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Peter Erlinder hospitalized after Rwandan interrogation

    Peter Erlinder is being held in a Rwandan prison​The Rwandan News Service reports that William Mitchell law professor Peter Erlinder was hospitalized on Monday evening following hours of intense questioning by Rwandan detectives. RNS says there are suspicions he may be poisoned, but an American l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Peter Erlinder arrested in Rwanda for denying genocide

    Via William Mitchell College of LawNo question, the man is lightning rod​William Mitchell constitutional law professor Peter Erlinder is no stranger to controversial causes in the United States, but his latest gambit leaves him on the hook far from home: He's been arrested in Rwanda for denyin ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2003

    Sex Offender Commitment Challenged

    One man's fight for a jury trial could result in a spate of appeals

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    Artistic License, Revoked

    The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.

  • News

    March 13, 2002

    Throwing Away the Key

    There is no cure and no way out. So why does the state spend more than $20 million a year to treat 179 former sex offenders?

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    Freedom Fighters

    Coming to a capitol near you: The Patriot Act Junior

  • Books

    July 26, 2000

    There Goes the Judge

    Could a long-simmering tiff over a lawyer's right to dismiss a judge turn into a bench-clearing brawl?

  • Books

    May 31, 2000

    Dropping the Dime

    He fought for his right to make phone calls from prison, but now Ronaldo Ligons is about to be disconnected

  • Books

    January 19, 2000

    Get Out of Town

    When Chaqui Franklin got in trouble one too many times, a judge decided her problem was...Minneapolis

  • Books

    December 1, 1999

    Your Judge's Name Here

    A Ramsey County Courthouse goof may leave thousands wondering: What's my name again?

  • News

    February 18, 1998

    Stool Pigeon

    Sure, he's got an unfortunate knack for running afoul of the law. But that's nothing compared to his talent for getting himself set free.