The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that police acted reasonably when arresting 400 people en masse on September 1, 2008 during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.Today's ruling affirms U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson's 2010 decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought ... More >>
Last year, when the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Minnesota's strict restrictions on judicial campaigning--thereby opening the floodgates for political parties to jump into the fray--there was a flood of dire predictions about the consequences for our judiciary. And why not?
Judicial candidates in Minnesota can now be endorsed by a political party. The money hasn't flowed yet, but some races have already been politicized.
You can't buy justice--but now it's easier to make a down payment