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MSBA Legal News Digest

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


One of the earliest memories I have of my grandpa is of him sitting at the kitchen table listening to baseball games on the radio (another memory is of him trying to convince me that Fig Newtons were delicious but that's another story). When I got older I asked him why he didn't actually go to the baseball games. He said the radio announcers made the game more fun to watch in his mind. I think there's some truth to that but I'm also confident my grandpa would have thoroughly enjoyed not only going to the all-star game next week, but all the festivities leading up to it. Not a baseball fan or refuse to pay $300 for a ticket to the all-star game? That's OK. I think you'll enjoy some of the law-related baseball stories found in this edition of LND.

Minnesota Legal News

  • Six New Drug Courts to Open in Minnesota: MN Courts
  • Minneapolis Police to Use Body Cameras as Early as September: KSTP
  • Appendices No Longer Allowed in Appellate Courts, Trial Court Documents Indexed: MN Courts
  • Rochester to consider ban on aggressive panhandling: Post Bulletin
  • Most claims preempted in trio of Riata suits against St. Jude Medical: Mass Device
  • Plus: Judge erred in saying prostitution conviction could be dismissed; and Jury Begins Hearing Ventura's 'American Sniper' Suit

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Bar and Association News

  • Kyle Chosen Minnesota State Bar President: MSBA
  • Grant submission deadline for Minnesota State Bar Foundation is July 15: Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Attend the MSBA Commitment to Diversity Launch event: MSBA
  • MSBA Honors Prime Partner Banks: MSBA
  • Minnesota American Indian Bar Association Golf Tournament: MAIBA
  • DACA Renewal: MSBA Sections
  • Plus: The Ins and Outs of Exemptions; and MSBA Bankruptcy Section Pro Bono Volunteer Reception

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Legal Blogs


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The Profession

  • Chief Justice Gildea Speaks to Minnesota State Bar Association Nine Days in June: MN Courts
  • Thomas F. Nelson Becomes 96th President of the HCBA: HCBA
  • Preventing Depression Among Lawyers: Above the Law
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Welcomes a New Leader: RCBA
  • An interview with Judge Richard A. Posner: ABA Journal
  • Plus: The Hall of Fame and Dead Kentucky Lawyers; and Moorhead attorney suspended for six months

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National Legal News

  • Behind The Civil Rights Act: How it was made and what it means today: National Public Radio
  • Eighty mentally ill US prisoners have died since 2003: BBC
  • Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor: Los Angeles Times
  • Supreme Court: Flying hot dogs not 'inherent risk' of Royals games: Kansas City Business Journal
  • Guy Shown Sleeping On ESPN Broadcast During Yankees-Red Sox Game Sues For Defamation: Consumerist
  • Plus: UK government bids to overturn US haggis ban; and Wis. Gov. Walker Signs Bill Mandating Newborn Heart Test

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