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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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.
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.
A group of homeless plaintiffs may proceed with their federal lawsuit against Hennepin County and other defendants in connection with police sweeps of their encampments in 2020, a judge has ruled.
Updated, 11:57 a.m., Oct. 6: The defendant did not understand that by pleading guilty, he waived his right to appeal what he claimed was a violation of his speedy-trial rights. The delay was traceable to Judge Fred Karasov’s September 2019 heart attack.
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.”
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.
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.
Session/Law is now in process of migrating from Substack to a new, independent website, newsletter and e-commerce operation. It’s basically the same Session/Law as before, just better.
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.
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.