Monthly Archive
for: ‘January, 2010’

Reforming Environmental Review

Since the early days of the environmental movement Minnesota has been a leader in environmental protection, but the environmental review process today has become so complex and inefficient that neither effective environmental protection nor expeditious implementation of needed projects is assured.

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The White Cases Revisited

Republican Party of Minnesota v. White raises the question whether judicial elections are different from elections for any other office and whether different rules or procedures are necessary in selecting judges. Also implicated are questions of judicial accountability, diversity, and impartiality. What the answers are remains to be seen.

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Getting Your Appellate Ducks in a Row: Preserving Issues Subsequent to Trial

Changes to the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure that took effect January 1 require increased vigilance in describing how issues were raised at trial and preserved for appeal, while not incidentally underscoring the importance of moving for a new trial where an appeal is contemplated and such a motion is allowed.

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We Are All Still Here

By Leo I. Brisbois Boozhoo Niijii; Gdinimikoon. Hello, Friend; I greet you in a good way. At the time of the arrival of Columbus, there were possibly upwards of 12 million indigenous people (American Indians) living throughout what is now the United States and Canada. Over the next four centuries, by 1891, as a result […]

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20/20 Vision

In August 2009 the American Bar Association initiated yet another “thorough review of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the U.S. system of lawyer regulation,” this time “in the context of advances in technology and global legal practice developments.”  A Commission on Ethics 20/20 is charged with this review.  The commission has stated […]

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We Are Still Here

Boozhoo Niijii; Gdinimikoon. Hello, Friend; I greet you in a good way. At the time of the arrival of Columbus, there were possibly upwards of 12 million indigenous people (American Indians) living throughout what is now the United States and Canada. Over the next four centuries, by 1891, as a result of disease, the destruction […]

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