The Constitutionality of 5/4 Split Decisions in the Supreme Court- Separation of Power Issues

Event Description

Deadline to Register: December 10, 2018

The Constitutionality of 5/4 split decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States which nullify state and federal laws will be discussed.  The validity of these 5/4 split decisions will be examined in light of the Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances Doctrines enshrined in the Constitution.

Box lunch will be provided. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:45 am. Presentation will begin at 12:00 pm.


Galen Vaa | Senior Judge

Senior Judge Galen Vaa recently retired on March 31, 2018 and was appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from April 2, 2018, to June 30, 2019. He was initially appointed a judge in 2000 and was reelected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. Prior to his service as a judge, Vaa served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota ('74-'75) and later moved on to partner at the firm McLavnan, Hannaher, Vaa & Skatvold from 1975-2000 in Moorhead. Amongst his many professional activities, Vaa has served as the President of the Seventh District Bar Association (1999-2000), was President of the Clay County Bar Association ('79), and served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (1990-2000). He has much experience lecturing as an annual presenter of the Civil Case Law Update at the Minnesota District Judges Association Annual Convention at Madden's (2004-2007.)

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit applied for | Event Code: 266390


Public Law Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the section: $20.00  
Non-Member:  $25.00 
Law Student: Free

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Room 2010 / Minnesota Department of Revenue Saint Paul, MN United States