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422 ABA Journal Minnesota articles.

Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website.

Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District…

Supreme Court upholds Minnesota law that invalidated ex-wife as life insurance beneficiary

A Minnesota law that invalidated beneficiary designations to spouses after a divorce does not violate the contracts clause when applied to a policy purchased before the law’s enactment, the U.S.…

Minnesota Supreme Court rules that warrants are required for searches in driveways

A divided Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the Fourth Amendment protects driveways from warrantless searches, Minnesota Public Radio has reported.

Wednesday’s ruling upholds an intermediate court’s decision…

Lawyerist expands offerings, rebrands TBD Law conference

Lawyerist, an online blog and publisher, announced a new path for the company, which will now focus on helping small and solo firms build a community and improve their…

Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return
Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.
A person who locks himself in another’s car can be guilty of vehicle theft, state’s top court rules

A person in Minnesota can be guilty of motor vehicle theft even if he doesn’t move the vehicle, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.

The court ruled against Somsalao Thonesavanh,…

Franken opposes Stras for 8th Circuit; will confirmation hearing be held?

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has announced he will oppose the nomination of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Franken…

Inmates’ escape par for the course in private prison transport industry

The private prisoner transport company whose van was stolen by two inmates last week in Oklahoma — precipitating a national manhunt that remains underway — may be feeling a sense…

Officer is acquitted in shooting death of black driver whose girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath

Updated: A Minnesota police officer has been acquitted in the shooting death last summer of a cafeteria supervisor, an incident that received widespread attention because victim Philando Castile’s girlfriend livestreamed…

Mobile Justice: Minnesota law school takes pro bono work on the road

In most parts of the country, recreational vehicles are typically used for leisure activities. But in Minnesota, a 20-year-old RV has been retrofitted for a new purpose: to house the…

Suspension recommended for lawyer who sought up to $24M in fees, didn’t produce computer

A 30-day suspension is being recommended for a lawyer who said she couldn’t produce computer metadata of time records supporting a multimillion-dollar fee request because she used a “wipe and…

Mom sues child and clinic over transgender treatment, claims Minnesota law violates parental rights

A Minnesota mother who opposes her 17-year-old child’s transition from male to female has sued the teen and officials accused of aiding the process.

The mother’s suit (PDF) claims…

Officer in Minnesota is charged with manslaughter in death of cafeteria supervisor

A police officer in Minnesota has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man he had pulled over for a broken taillight.

Ramsey County Attorney John…

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