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“As a lawyer and ex-politico, I value the insights of both Kevin Featherly and Barbara Jones in their quality reporting. Kevin captures the authenticity—and human side—of the political players, and he brings humor to ironies often inherent in politics. On complicated legal issues, Barbara delves more deeply than traditional media by raising unique questions, often resulting in different answers. Their digital publication is a welcome addition to our local media.”

Ember Reichgott Junge

Attorney, former DFL State Senator

“Kevin Featherly’s Session/Law is a valuable source for legislative and judicial news. His reporting is always accurate, concise and it is an essential blog for keeping up with legislative news in this busy time. I highly recommend Kevin’s blog for those interested in policies and laws.”

Pete Orput

Washington County Attorney

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Session/Law is an independent newsletter for Minnesota lawyers, lobbyists, legislators and the interested public, written by Kevin Featherly and Barbara L. Jones. We work at the intersection of legal affairs and politics.

There is a fair bit of overlap and interplay there that’s not much explored elsewhere in the Minnesota news media.

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Session/Law Agenda

Session/Law Agenda

A few days after he formally announced his candidacy for Hennepin County Attorney, House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke with Session/Law for a brief interview. 

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Session/Law Sound-off

Session/Law Sound-off

This week’s Sounding Board includes Jeff Hayden, Brian McDaniel, Kim Hunter, Brian Johnson and Abou Amara. We’re adding a new reader poll so you can play along and weigh in on one of the questions we’ve put to them.

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Winkler announces for county attorney

Winkler announces for county attorney

The DFLer told WCCO Radio on Tuesday morning that he is running because “we need leadership in Hennepin County, in Minneapolis and in surrounding suburbs on public safety, on criminal justice reform and racial justice.”

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Creek in limbo no more

Creek in limbo no more

The Renville County board refused to order an environmental assessment worksheet on a county ditch project, arguing that because Limbo Creek was not on a DNR list, it was not a “public water.” The Court of Appeals on Monday disagreed.

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Session/Law Agenda

Session/Law Agenda

The governor has authorized expenditure of $13.9 million to aid the courts and the state’s public defenders in tackling a massive backlog of cases that swelled with the arrival of COVID-19. 

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Injunction against Judicial Branch denied

Injunction against Judicial Branch denied

Senior Judge Ivy S. Bernhardson late Thursday denied the Teamster Local 320 union’s injunction request to block an in forma pauperis transcription pilot project that is launching today. The one-year pilot project effectively reduces court reporters’ income.

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Session/Law Sound-off

Session/Law Sound-off

This week’s Sounding Board—Patrick Garofalo, Mary Kunesh, Peter Bell, John Lesch and Greg Davids—take on these topics: Line 3 completed; Carnahan won’t run; wait’ll next year.

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