Monthly Archives: June 2010

Last Day Flurry

Well!  I spoke too soon about a summer coffee break.  This, Justice Magnuson’s last day, brings a volley of new opinions, including six in criminal cases.  The link to the Court’s bulletin is here.  Looking quickly, I see one 4-3 … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, June 14, 2010

Welcome to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s summer coffee break.  We’ll do some end-of-the-term analysis, including an update of our statistical summary, later this summer. SCOTUS Softening:  Drugs & Deportation In the meantime, the United States Supreme Court has decided Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, … Continue reading

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RECENT OPINION: STATE V. HER (HER II), May 6, 2010

Once upon a time, before the United States Supreme Court decided Crawford v. Washington, there was this esoteric spinsterish legal doctrine called forfeiture-by-wrongdoing. Today she’s a big bosomy lass with her name in lights. For the second time this term, … Continue reading

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