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487 ABA Journal Minnesota articles.

Can the government seize property for unpaid taxes and keep the surplus after selling it? SCOTUS will decide

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether local governments violate the Constitution when they seize property for unpaid taxes, sell it and then fail to return the surplus to the owner.

Defendant goes free after prosecutor allegedly lies about content of ‘venue?’ note

Updated: A St. Paul, Minnesota, man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl is free after an assistant prosecutor trying the case allegedly lied about the content of a note passed to her during trial.

Check out our 8 favorite Instagram posts from 2022

It has been another compelling year in the legal industry and for our coverage at the ABA Journal. And like clockwork, 2023 will be here soon.

It’s a long road ahead for driverless cars, says Fastcase executive

There hasn’t been much progress when it comes to driverless cars. Most major car manufacturers have sunk hundreds of billions into developing and testing driverless cars; yet the finish line seems to be nowhere in sight. So what happened?

Minnesota group ships law books to Africa

A law book can change a life. Donations from 117 law libraries to 24 African countries have changed millions of lives and helped to establish the rule of law across the continent, says Lane Ayres, director of the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books for Africa.

Honduran attorneys bring law-themed Latin coffee shop to Minnesota

The NDA is the name of one of the gourmet coffees at the Abogados Café in St. Paul, Minnesota. Just don’t ask the husband-and-wife team who own the cafe to tell you what’s in it. Given that the beverage is named after a nondisclosure agreement, the couple, lawyers Ofelia Ponce and Inti Martínez-Alemán, are adamant that its ingredients must remain confidential. Even when pressed to reveal the coffee’s secret recipe, they do not fold.

As some jurisdictions consider bar exam alternatives, ABA Legal Ed section again looks at bar pass standard

Language for a controversial law school standard, which states that at least 75% of a law school’s graduates pass a bar within a two-year period, is being examined by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—in light of some jurisdictions considering alternative paths to law licensure.

Athletic director’s claims that she was fired for being gay are rejected by 8th Circuit

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the University of Minnesota, which faced claims of discrimination after firing an openly gay athletic director in 2014.

Weekly Briefs: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas ex-White House counsel; former Judge Alex Kozinski represents Trump

Ex-White House counsel subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone has been subpoenaed to testify before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S.…

Lawyer is suspended over false statements made to law firms

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for false statements made in her search for a job.

Minnesota lifer will attend online law school accredited by the ABA after variance granted

In what may be a first, Minnesota inmate Maureen Onyelobi will attend online classes this fall at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Law dean known for encouraging creative thinking around diversity in legal ed dies at conference

Browne C. Lewis, the dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, was found dead in her hotel room Thursday while in Colorado attending the Law School Admission Council’s annual conference.

Happy the elephant’s quest for personhood heads to top state court; rice and lakes also file suit

New York’s top court will hear the case of Happy the elephant’s bid for personhood and release from the Bronx Zoo in New York City on May 18.

TurnSignl app seeks to provide real-time legal assistance and de-escalation of tension during traffic stops

A legal tech CEO talks about how TurnSignl works; the benefits of using the app for users, lawyers and police officers; and his plans for the future.

Racial justice clinic announced for University of Minnesota Law School

As school districts across the country deal with complaints from people who say they are opposed to teaching critical race theory in the classroom, the University of Minnesota Law School isn’t dodging the controversy.

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