MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014


  • St. Paul Federal Judge To Rule On MN Sex Offender Case. A case about the constitutionality of the Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is heading to federal court. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

  • Court sides with incumbent in election dispute. The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled the City of Minneapolis can remove an election judge accused of favoring a legislative candidate. Go to Minnesota Lawyer Header

  • Dayton's appointments increase diversity among Minnesota judges. Gov. Mark Dayton has greatly increased the diversity of Minnesota judges through appointing female and minority judges to Minnesota courts, according to analysis by the administration. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Public comment sought for proposed amendments to Court's Local Rules. The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public comment proposed amendments to the Court's Local Rules. Go to MN Courts Header

  • Ramsey County judge rules clergy sex abuse case may go to trial. A Ramsey County judge decided Monday [July 21] to allow a clergy abuse lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to go forward on claims of negligence. Go to MPR Header

  • Globe University misled students about job prospects, AG's lawsuit says. Woodbury-based Globe University misled students in its criminal justice program about their career prospects, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said in a lawsuit against the for-profit school announced Tuesday [July 22]. Go to Pioneer Press Header

  • Scannell trial underway with jury selection. Ten men and four women were selected Monday [July 21] in Duluth to decide Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell's sexual misconduct case. Go to Duluth News Tribune Header

  • With dueling accounts, Ventura jury weighs memories. In a battle of visual presentations, the lead attorneys on both sides of the Jesse Ventura defamation case sought to discredit each other's key witnesses before the case went to the jury for several hours Tuesday [July 22]. Go to Star Tribune Header

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