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Minnesota’s Democratic AG Will Not Appeal Ruling on Abortion Restrictions

ST. PAUL — Attorney General Keith Ellison says he won’t appeal a ruling that struck down most of Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion as unconstitutional. Ellison says the state has already spent enough time and money on the case and would be unlikely to win an appeal. The decision isn’t a surprise since Ellison is a Democrat who supports abortion rights….

MN’s Ellison and 21 Other Attorneys General Reaffirm Abortion Access

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — A coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Keith Ellison of Minnesota, issue a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care. It comes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed the matter back to the states on Friday. In Minnesota, the right to abortion is protected under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court…

Ellison: Minnesota will continue to allow legal abortions

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says abortion will be legal in Minnesota regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says abortion will be legal in Minnesota regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling. He mentioned Doe V Gomez from 1995 where the Minnesota Supreme Court went even further than Roe V Wade that rules abortion a constitutional right at the state level. It allows low income women to use…

Minnesota attorney general launches unit to review convictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and metro prosecutors are announcing the launch of a new unit to review potentially wrongful convictions through a partnership with the Minnesota Innocence Project. The partnership is funded by a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Justice Department and will be the first of its kind in the state to review the…

Ellison wants to change ‘trauma’ wording in Chauvin memo

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has asked the judge who handled former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial to rewrite his sentencing order to delete suggestions that child witnesses did not suffer trauma. Ellison stressed that he’s not seeking any change in Chauvin’s 22 1/2- year sentence. Ellison is asking Judge Peter Cahill to remove suggestions that…

Prosecutor on Wright’s death case resigns, citing ‘vitriol’

Kim PotterMINNEAPOLIS – A prosecutor who was handling the case against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright has resigned, saying “vitriol” and “partisan politics” have made it hard to pursue justice. Imran Ali had been working on the case of Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center officer who fatally shot the 20-year-old…

Attorney general will prosecute case in Wright’s death

Kim PotterST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he will lead the prosecution of a former suburban police officer who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is accused of fatally shooting Wright on April 11. The city’s police chief, who has since stepped down, had said…

Ellison: Moorhead mosque attack ‘sad situation’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is weighing in on the recent vandalism at a mosque in Moorhead. Police were called Sunday morning to the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center at 2215 12th Ave. S. Someone sprayed painted “Death to Islam” and other hate messages on several portions of the building. Ellison says the Moorhead incident, plus…

Klobuchar Tweet: MN Attorney General announces additional charges in George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against now-fired Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd and also charging the three other officers involved, according to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. “This is another important step for justice.” Klobuchar wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is leading the prosecution in the…

Governor Walz, National Guard Take Control of Handling Protests

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Gov. Tim Walz, with the assistance of the State Patrol and the National Guard, is taking control of the handling of protests in the Twin Cities. The National Guard began their operations just after midnight Friday to begin securing the state capitol and escorting fire trucks and protecting firefighters trying to put out burning buildings across…