Attorney Joe Margulies on his new Gitmo book—and his Supreme Court win over the Bush crew
High court passes on death penalty case brought by Minneapolis attorney We've been waiting to blog on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, announced Monday, not to hear an appeal filed by a Mexican national on death row in Texas who argues that foreign nationals are routinely and improperly denied he ... More >>
Minneapolis attorney's argument has Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, & Condoleeza Rice sparring Last summer, City Pages published an interview with local lawyer Sandra Babcock, who had successfully argued to the World Court that the United States was executing foreign convicts in a manner that viola ... More >>
Local attorney Sandra Babcock recently won a major international court decision
Dubious informant boomerangs on Hennepin County prosecutors.
In drug- or gang-related cases, one of the favorite weapons of prosecutors is confidential informants like Johnny Edwards. Trouble is, a lot of them will say anything to get themselves out of the hot seat--and continue committing crimes while they're turn
Operation Safe Streets
During the 1970s the Supreme Court outlawed capital punishment on the grounds that it was applied in an "arbitrary" and "capricious" manner. Now it's back with a vengeance, but as a group of Minnesota attorneys is learning, nothing has really changed.