Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Barry Anderson and David R. Stras retain Minnesota Associate Justice seats.
Incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea will retain her role as Minnesota Supreme Court Justice in her win over Dan Griffith in the Nov. 6 general election, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. In the statewide race, Skjerven Gilda received 59.99 percent of the votes and Dan Griffith received 39.62 percent of the vote. Skjerven Gildea was appointed Chief Justice January 2006 and her term was set to expire January 2013. Other statewide judicial winners included incumbent Barry Anderson for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1 (Seat 1) over Dean Barkley. Anderson received 58.93 percent of the votes to Barkley’s 40.68 percent of the vote. Incumbent David R. Stras for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 4…
Monday, August 27, 2012
On Monday, the justices voted 4-2 in favor of the Republican-controlled Legislature on the wording of the voter ID and same-sex marriage amendments.
On Nov. 6, the ballot titles and questions for the voter ID and same-sex marriage amendments will appear as the Republican-controlled Legislature wrote them, according to the Star Tribune. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the wording legislators chose, instead of those submitted by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. On the ballot, the title above the voter ID amendment will be, "Photo Identification Required for Voting." Ritchie changed it to "Changes to In-Person & Absentee Voting & Voter Registration; Provisional Ballots," but Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea and justices G. Barry Anderson, Christopher Dietzen and David Stras rejected his change. The title above the same-sex marriage amendment will say, "Recognition of …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, justices hear arguments on the titles of Minnesota ballot amendments on voting requirements and same-sex marriage.
Watch live here, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, as the Minnesota Supreme Court hears oral arguments on competing versions of the titles of the two proposed constitutional amendments set to appear on the ballot in November. Here are the titles for the two amendments, in versions proposed by the state Legislature and composed by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Marriage amendment: Voter Photo ID: Chief Justice Lorie Gildea consolidated two separate cases filed by Republican legislators against Ritchie, a DFLer, for the purposes of Tuesday's hearing. She denied a petition Friday from lawyers for the Republican-led Legislature for more time to make their oral arguments, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. "Titles are important because they give …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tim Tingelstad is a candidate for Associate Justice Seat Four on the Minnesota Supreme Court in the 2012 primary election.
Name : Tim Tingelstad Age : 52 Place of residence : Bemdji, Minnesota Attended college : Yes College : Concordia College Degree : Business Administration Year of graduation : 1982 University : UND Law School Area of research : Law Year of graduation : 1985 Job titles held : Magistrate Employers : 9th Judicial District Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : Non-partisan Running for a: State office Running for position: MN Supreme Court Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA URLs Website : HighestHill.com As a MN Supreme Court Justice, I will always submit my will to the will of the people as expressed through the original intent of the Constitution.
David R. Stras is the incumbent candidate for the Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court seat four in the 2012 primary election.
Name : Mr. David R Stras Age : 38 Place of residence : Wayzata Attended college : Yes College : University of Kansas Degree : B.A. (Political Science and Economics), J.D. Year of graduation : 1995, 1999 University : University of Kansas Degree : Masters of Business Administration Year of graduation : 1999 Job titles held : Professor of Law, Of Counsel, Law Clerk, Associate Employers : University of Minnesota, Faegre & Benson LLP, Supreme Court of the United States, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : Nonpartisan Running for a: State office Running for position: Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court Chamber/district: Associate Justice Seat 4 Incumbent: Yes Previous elective offices : None …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Read briefs in the legal battle over keeping the amendment on the ballot.
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday addressing whether the ballot question for this November's "voter photo ID” amendment is misleading. You can read briefs filed in the case online by clicking on the PDF thumbnails. More court documents are at the Minnesota Supreme Court website. An opinion from the justices could come next month. What do you think? Leave a comment below.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In a 4-3 ruling, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld that the Intoxilyzer 5000EN is reliable even though the heavily-debated source code contains errors. What do you think? Is the breath-testing machine reliable?
The Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld that the Intoxilyzer breath-testing machine is reliable, ending a six-year battle in state and federal courts. In a 4-3 ruling, the Supreme Court agreed with District Court Judge Jerome Abrams that the Intoxilyzer 5000EN—a device once used in DWI cases across the state of Minnesota—is reliable even though the heavily-debated source code contains errors. Dissenting from today’s ruling were Supreme Court Justices Alan Page, Paul H. Anderson and Helen Meyer. Wednesday’s ruling means that more than 4,000 DWI and implied-consent cases that have been held up during the appeals process will now proceed. But the thing is, the breath-testing device that has long been in question will be phased out by the end…