Welcome to the Minnesota Supreme Court Criminal Blog. The United States Supreme Court is discussed endlessly in the blogosphere — the work parsed and debated, the institution handicapped. But for those of us who work primarily in state court, it is the manner in which our state Supreme Court turns the screw on constitutional issues, as well as how it reads non-constitutional sources of law, that most affects how cases are argued and decided on a daily basis. It turns out that there is less “out there” (which is how we still think of the web) on the Minnesota Supreme Court than the importance of the Court’s work would seem to merit. We think there is room for more — more reporting, analysis, debate. And so, here we are. In case it is not obvious from our title, our focus will be the Court’s criminal cases.