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On President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order Regarding Immigrants, Non-Immigrants, and Refugees

The practical implications, why it’s not likely to be temporary, and the legal and constitutional concerns it raises.   When President Trump signed Executive Order 13,769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” (the “Order”) on January 27, 2017, he exercised power under 8 U.S.C. §1182(f) in a way that raises […]

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Understanding Title IX Investigations: What they are and what they aren’t

Reactions to the recent investigation of 10 suspended University of Minnesota football players revealed widespread misunderstanding of the differences between a criminal investigation/prosecution and the campus adjudication process dictated by Title IX statutes and regulations. This article seeks to clarify key points of law regarding Title IX investigations. In recent years, campus sexual assault has […]

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Hall of Mirrors: 3D printing and IP law

By creating replicas of existing objects, 3D printers raise a host of intellectual property concerns. This article examines the protections afforded IP owners under current law in the face of the technological upheaval that lies ahead. Gartner, Inc. touts itself as “the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.” Accordingly, intellectual property lawyers should […]

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‘An honor and privilege that comes with responsibility’

An interview with Justice Anne McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Justice Anne McKeig joined the Minnesota Supreme Court as an associate justice on September 1, 2016. A descendant of the White Earth Nation, Justice McKeig is the first American Indian to sit on the state’s highest court. Her appointment also created a women’s majority on […]

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Meet Jeanine Hill: ‘If only I could be in two places at once…’

JEANINE HILL is an experienced general practice attorney with the law firm of Meyer & Njus, P.A., in downtown Minneapolis. She is also a judge for the Sokaogon Chippewa Community located in Crandon, Wisconsin. Jeanine has a passion for helping others in the legal and general community due in part to her diverse background. She […]

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Mental health is a D&I issue

Just over a year ago, the Journal of Addiction Medicine published a study indicating that a fifth of lawyers drink in unhealthy ways, and that 28 percent of us meet criteria for depression at some time during our careers.  In addition, at some time, 19 percent of us meet criteria for anxiety disorder, 23 percent for […]

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Private discipline in 2016

In 2016, 115 files were closed by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR) with the issuance of an admonition, a form of private discipline issued for professional misconduct that is isolated and non-serious.1 This number, coincidentally, is the same as the number of admonitions issued in 2015. Additionally, 17 lawyers were placed on private […]

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Building a next-generation bar

The MSBA is in the business of creating and exercising power—power for our members, profession, and community. The MSBA is a creative and innovative organization devoted to advancing and realizing the promise of the rule of law, constantly questioning and challenging the status quo and asking, can’t we do better? The way we challenge the […]

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How legal aid boosts Minnesota’s economy

The MSBA recently collaborated with the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition to create the state’s first-ever economic impact report for civil legal aid in Minnesota. The report shows that for every dollar spent on civil legal aid programs, the return on investment is $3.94. The report, based on 2014 data from civil legal aid programs around […]

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