Some defense attorneys think a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Wednesday could affect thousands of pending DWI cases here in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Supreme Court rules you can legally drunk-drive Segways
The 8-1 ruling held that in most situations, law enforcement officers cannot force a dru ... More >>
Yesterday, a bill was introduced to use an as-of-yet-undetermined amount of taxpayer funds on a Capitol bust of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.SEE ALSO: Women can't get non-surgical abortions in Wisconsin
Blackmun was boyhood buddies with fellow St. Paul native and future Supreme C ... More >>
This morning, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's so-called individual mandate is constitutional. Perhaps the big surprise was that Chief Justice John Roberts unexpectedly sided with the court's liberals.You probably already know that, but the information may co ... More >>
Amanda Tatro is still upset the University of Minnesota disciplined her
for tongue-perhaps-in-cheek Facebook posts threatening violence against
an ex-boyfriend. So upset, in fact, that she may end up appealing her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.The Minnesota Supreme Court heard
oral arguments ... More >>
WikiAntonin Scalia: The 14th Amendment for me, but not thee.
When Michele Bachmann bragged to Lou Dobbs that she'd talked the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia into teaching teabaggers the Constitution, solo, did she know that Scalia didn't believe the document protects her from discrimin ... More >>
Screen shot via The Milwaukee DrumIeshuh Griffin's campaign literature
Ieshuh Griffin -- whose campaign slogan is "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch'" -- lost two attempts last week in her ongoing crusade to put that oh-so-catchy tagline on the Nov. 2 ballot. Now, the Wisconsin Assembly candidate says ... More >>
Photo: Pride Fest/Facebook200,000 folks are expected at the festival this weekendAbout 200,000 people are expected to show up for the Twin Cities Pride Festival centered on Loring Park this weekend, and one of them is bible-totin' anti-gay activist Brian Johnson, of Hayward, Wis.
Should he ... More >>
Minnesota's controversial Minnesota Sex Offender Program, and 19 others like it around the country, will remain unaffected by yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allows the federal government to keep people locked up indefinitely if they are considered sexually dangerous, even afte ... More >>
Image Courtesy of State of MinnesotaLorie Gildea, the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice who offered a full-throated dissent when the high court slapped down Tim Pawlenty's unilateral budget balancing gambit two weeks ago, is going to be the court's new Chief Justice.
Pawlenty announced her as his ... More >>
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voiced strong support this morning for President Barack Obama's nomination this morning of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next justice for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Both senators sit on the judiciary committee, wh ... More >>
Today a federal judge struck down a state law banning corporations from spending on political advertising, endorsements, and other campaign activities, on the grounds that the law violated the First Amendment rights... of corporations.The decision, by Judge Paul Magnuson, relies on the U.S. Supre ... More >>
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.