Session/Law

Kevin Featherly
Covering the cross currents between the MN Capitol and the courts.
Created 24 May 2021
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  • Parent's lawyer can’t be excluded from testimony
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Supreme Court Justices Margaret Chutich, G. Barry Anderson and Chief Justice Lorie Gildea heard In Re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: K.K. and K.M.R. arguments on Aug.10. (Image courtesy Ju...
  • Labor union sues Judicial Branch
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, second from right in the yellow jacket, presides over the June 17 Judicial Council meeting where a controversial court reporters pilot project was approved. (Photo: Kevin F...
  • Data Practices Act no shield in discrimination case
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Stock photo: Pixabay Roseville’s school district can’t use state law to avoid releasing information to plaintiffs in twin federal lawsuits that claim a teacher assaulted and discriminated against Blac...
  • Ruling: COVID-19 no excuse for not paying rent
    28 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Stock photo: Leon Ardho, Pexels.com In what is apparently the first COVID-19-related eviction case to come out of the state Court of Appeals, the court Monday limited the defenses that a non-paying te...
  • Session/Law Agenda
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    House Public Safety Chair Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, addressed reporters on April 29. (Photo: Kevin Featherly) Minnesota Legislature Mariani on injunction: ‘Bit of judiciary arrogance’ Rep. Carlos ...
  • Session/Law Sound-off
    24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    This week’s Sounding Board (left to right): Ember Reichgott Junge, Fritz Knaak, Dave Ornstein, Amy Koch and Scott Dibble Welcome to Session/Law Sound-off, the weekly current events quiz where we appro...
  • Supreme Court overturns wrongful death ruling
    23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Stock photo: Getty Images A divided Supreme Court Wednesday revived a case of a resort worker who died after falling down what her estate claims were fatally flawed stairs, reversing a summary judgmen...
  • Data Practices Commission restarts
    22 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    The Data Practices Commission’s newly elected chair, Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, DFL-Roseville, presides over her first hearing Tuesday. (Image courtesy Legislative Coordinating Commission) In its first m...
  • Schiltz to litigants: Enough is enough
    21 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Stock photo: Quintin Gellar, Pexels Occasionally, it’s time to gather your things and go home. That’s not a popular litigation stance, but neither is waiting for a judge to tell you that the time has ...
  • Session/Law Agenda
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    New Senate Minority Leader Melisa López Franzen. DFL-Edina, listens to feedback during a 2019 Senate Judiciary committee hearing. (Photo: Kevin Featherly) Minnesota Legislature New Senate minority lea...
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