484 ABA Journal Minnesota articles.
A recent decision on video testimony by the Missouri Supreme Court is raising questions about criminal convictions obtained using video testimony during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 20, 2022 1:05 PM CST
Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal civil rights charge
Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating the civil rights of George Floyd,…
Dec 17, 2021 3:14 PM CST
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Minneapolis police officer was not entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging that his shooting of two service dogs violated the constitutional rights of their owners.
Nov 16, 2021 11:06 AM CST
Three cert petitions ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal law enforcement officers and those who serve with them on joint task forces were not entitled to absolute immunity for violating constitutional rights of three people.
Sep 14, 2021 12:54 PM CDT
A Minnesota inmate sentenced to life in prison without parole may be the first woman to take a proctored Law School Admission Test while incarcerated.
Aug 26, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd’s death
A Minnesota judge on Friday sentenced fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years years in prison for killing George Floyd…
Jun 25, 2021 3:41 PM CDT
Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.
Jun 16, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
A lawsuit filed in Minnesota state court has alleged that the leader of a law firm ordered the firing of two employees for supporting former President Donald Trump and then ousted three partners who told him that his actions violated state law.
Jun 10, 2021 9:16 AM CDT
A sickle cell trait is sometimes blamed for deaths of suspects that happen during police arrests and custody, even when the circumstances raise questions about use of force by officers.
May 19, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
Trump-boosting fake lawyer sentenced to prison
A Tennessee man who founded Students for Trump has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for posing as an elite lawyer and taking…
May 13, 2021 4:19 PM CDT
A federal grand jury has indicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former officers on civil rights charges in the May 2020 death
of George Floyd.
May 7, 2021 10:34 AM CDT
Former Minneapolis police officer seeks new trial
Lawyers have filed a motion seeking a new trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the May…
May 5, 2021 4:41 PM CDT
An appeal is “a virtual certainty” following the conviction Tuesday of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd with a knee to his neck, according to USA Today.
Apr 21, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
Chauvin is found guilty of all charges in George Floyd’s death
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the 2020 death of George…
Apr 20, 2021 4:29 PM CDT
A unique “spark of life” doctrine in Minnesota allows prosecutors to introduce evidence about George Floyd’s life in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of causing his death.
Apr 9, 2021 10:03 AM CDT
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