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Ending Discrimination Against Women Globally—and Locally

MSBA backs ratification of CEDAW, a long-stalled UN convention on the elimination of discrimination against women. On December 11, 2015, the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) unanimously passed a resolution supporting efforts to end discrimination against women here and abroad through the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). A […]

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A Jounce, A Pat, A Plop, A Plunk: Minnesota’s Broad New Assault Crime

A pair of Minnesota court decisions have upended traditional definitions of what constitutes assault First came State v. Fleck, a 2012 Minnesota Supreme Court decision that significantly dissociated two types of assault crimes—assault-fear and assault-harm. Then, this year, an appellate court further hairied matters with its decision in State v. Dorn, churning up more questions for […]

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Non-compete Agreements: The Latest Minnesota/ Wisconsin Border Battle

Wisconsin decision puts the states at odds over non-compete provisions in employment agreements. Thanks to a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, the law in Minnesota and its neighboring state now differs on the key, threshold issue of whether continuation of existing employment supports a non-compete agreement. Minnesota employers may want to rethink choice of law […]

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‘Justice is not simply a result’

An interview with the newest member of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice Natalie Hudson Governor Mark Dayton appointed Justice Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court on October 26, 2015. She had previously served for 13 years on the Minnesota Court of Appeals, to which she was appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura in 2002. Justice Hudson started […]

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