MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT

Minnesota Abortion Providers Already Preparing for a Surge

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota could become a destination for abortion services for women from other states if the U.S. Supreme Court throws out the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The state’s abortion providers say they’re already preparing for a surge. Abortion would remain legal, at least for now, under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling. Minnesota has some…

Groups Line 3 Appeal Will Not Be Heard By Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Supreme Court will not take up an appeal by tribal and environmental groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline project. A spokesperson for Enbridge says they are pleased with the decision. Minnesota Court of Appeals had earlier ruled that the Public Utilities Commission certificate of need and route permit was granted correctly. Enbridge…

Rape & Abuse Crisis Center Reacts to overturned sexual assault case

A Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a court decision from 2019 rape case

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling is getting backlash from victims and victim advocates of sexual assault. “The consequence of drinking too much is a hangover. No one should expect to be assaulted because you drank too much,” Support Services Supervisor Tina DeLaCruz said. When news of the the Minnesota Supreme Court overturning a 2019 case…

Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Minneapolis was the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage.

MINNEAPOLIS –The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the City of Minneapolis’ authority to impose a minimum wage that’s higher than the state’s. The ruling follows three years of legal fighting over the $15 minimum wage. The manufacturing and supplies company, Graco Inc., sued in 2017 to try to block the $15 wage from taking effect. Graco argued it would create…

Minnesota Supreme Court Allows Only President Trump On GOP Primary Ballot

The decision clears the way for early voting in Minnesota's March 3 primary

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate’s attempt to join President Donald Trump on the state’s primary election ballot. The Republican Party of Minnesota is listing only Trump on its ballot. That drew a lawsuit from Lake Elmo voter James Martin and Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, a businessman and frequent candidate who’s challenging Trump…

David Lillehaug to Leave Supreme Court Due to Parkinson’s Disease

Lillehaug expects to resign in July 2020

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug says he has Parkinson’s disease and won’t seek re-election next year. Lillehaug says in a statement via the court that he expects to resign in July 2020. Lillehaug says he has “loved” his six years on the court and had planned to stay on before he learned of his illness….

Group Files Lawsuit Against Minnesota’s Restrictions on Abortion

The lawsuit runs counter to the trend of states imposing stricter restrictions on access to abortion

ST. PAUL, MN — Abortion rights supporters are seeking to overturn Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements. A lawsuit, filed in state court by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues the restrictions violate Minnesota’s constitution. A 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court decision affirmed abortion rights. But the lawsuit says opponents have chipped away at…