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Minnesota Lawyers and Judges Who Made History

Lawyers and judges figured prominently among those who helped shape Minnesota in its formative years.  Reviewing the lives and times of a few of these lends perspective on our past and sheds light on how we might shape our future. “My dear young friend, I sincerely pity you. We have a population of 600, and 50 of them […]

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Small Packages: Ex Parte Property Seizures under Rule 65

Sometimes intellectual property infringement cases present a dilemma: if relief is sought and the opposing party given notice, the property in dispute may disappear. Courts must balance preserving the evidence against respondent’s right to due process. Tension between competing interests and perspectives is the hallmark of an adversarial system; this is only natural. The need […]

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From Near to Fair: Minnesota Cases at the U.S. Supreme Court

Railroads, newspapers, airlines, a dairy, and even the State Fair have been embroiled in disputes from Minnesota that have reached the United States Supreme Court. While Minnesotans may differ as to which of these cases have had greatest impact, here are a number that are notable milestones in the history of our state. The Minnesota […]

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