OLA: Controls were “generally adequate” to ensure that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights safeguarded state resources, complied with significant finance-related legal requirements and resolved prior audit findings.
The Court of Appeals said that the case should proceed for a finder of fact to say whether the guards displayed deliberate indifference to Welters’ physical condition.
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This week’s Sounding Board includes Pete Orput, Rob Doar, Ron Latz, Nick Zerwas and Mike Freiberg. Their topics: Public safety politics; stumping justices; time out!
The Court of Appeals took on the thorny subject of pretextual traffic stops and racial profiling during oral arguments Wednesday in State vs. Roy Lemond McPipe. But in doing so, the court ran into a problem almost immediately.
A man’s attempt to shed blame on his roommates for drugs and a gun found in his locked bedroom during a no-knock search has gained no traction with the Court of Appeals.
The state’s Judicial Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve 2.5% salary increases for all judges and court staff in the second year of the biennium. Now the Judicial Branch only has to sell the governor and the legislature on the idea.
This week’s Sounding Board includes Ember Reichgott Junge, Erick Kaardal, Asad Zaman, Jennifer DeJournett, Floyd B. Olson. Their topics: Medical marijuana, executive privilege and benchsplaining.
If the dissent is correct, the case will create “too much space for future pretextual and potentially racially motivated stops and will contribute to Minnesota’s racial disparities in who is stopped and who is searched following a minor traffic stop.”
Finding it’s impossible to comply with both state and federal laws, the state Supreme Court has put a screeching halt to mandatory medical marijuana reimbursements under Minnesota’s worker’s compensation statute.
While arguing Tuesday that former DNR regional director Lori Dowling Hanson was illegally fired as a whistleblower, her attorney Marshall Tanick urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to take a step that would affect loads of future employment-law cases.
A Hennepin County trial court was wrong to deny a man compensation on a theory that he was not ‘exonerated’ when his attempted murder conviction got overturned, the Court of Appeals rules.