Party AmbiguityThere is no case law interpreting the meaning of the word “party” in Rule 63.03. There, however, is a Minnesota Supreme Court case addressing the general scope of the corollary rule under the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure. In State v. Erickson, 589 N.W.2d 481 (Minn. 1999), a consolidated case, two criminal defendants challenged the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s use of Minnesota Rule of Criminal Procedure 26.03, subd. 14 (allowing parties one judicial strike) to strike a particular judge from almost every criminal case to which he was assigned for a period of more than three years. State v. Erickson, 589 N.W.2d 481 (Minn. 1999). The County Attorney’s Office began the practice of routinely striking the judge after it was dissatisfied with the judge’s credibility determination and subsequent ruling in a juvenile case. The Minnesota Supreme Court concluded that the County Attorney’s Office was abusing the rule and exercised its … [Read more...] about When is a Party Not a Party? Joint Litigants and Judicial Strikes in Minnesota
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It was “a different era,” Klobuchar added, recalling that Carter said he felt “high-tech because they had a fax machine on his plane.” Indeed, Klobuchar, born in 1960, wasn’t old enough to vote for Carter until he sought a second term. Booker, 50, recalls voting for Carter, but in a grade-school mock election. Buttigieg, 37, wasn’t even born when Carter left office. … [Read more...] about Jimmy Carter finds renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble
"We are honoring Walter Mondale's lifelong devotion to public service and his foresight in preserving the St. Croix Scenic Riverway as a national treasure," Winkler said in a written statement. "Vice President Mondale has left us a legacy of rugged and pristine beauty which we will enjoy for generations to come, and so it is fitting that we recognize him in this way." … [Read more...] about Bill introduced to rename Minnesota’s Interstate State Park after Walter Mondale
A sojourn in Minnesota could potentially strengthen Ellison for an eventual return to Washington. State attorneys general have risen to national prominence by challenging the Trump administration on immigration, environmental regulation and marijuana decriminalization. Virtually unknown until Trump’s election, California attorney general Xavier Becerra is now discussed as a potential presidential candidate. Until he was felled by sexual assault allegations, so was New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman. … [Read more...] about Keith Ellison, liberal stalwart in House, will run for attorney general of Minnesota
Tuesday’s D.C.-based events will culminate a year’s worth of work at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs honoring Mondale, which included a $2 million fundraising campaign for student scholarships. They’ll feature panel discussions on some of Mondale’s favorite topics — social justice, national security, the U.S. Constitution and civil rights. … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s elder statesman Mondale to be honored Tuesday in Washington, D.C.