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April 8, 1997 | BARRY SIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whom to charge with crimes? When to cut some slack? Which culprits get branded felons, which get a second chance? Such subjective questions are usually left to a prosecutor's discretion, which in varying degrees may be governed by politics, ambition, values, temperament and even, on occasion, the law. In Minnesota, however, certain county judges are balking at this arrangement. There's an uprising going on in the state's judicial ranks that has as much to do with matters of the heart as the law.
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April 8, 1997 | BARRY SIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whom to charge with crimes? When to cut some slack? Which culprits get branded felons, which get a second chance? Such subjective questions are usually left to a prosecutor's discretion, which in varying degrees may be governed by politics, ambition, values, temperament and even, on occasion, the law. In Minnesota, however, certain county judges are balking at this arrangement. There's an uprising going on in the state's judicial ranks that has as much to do with matters of the heart as the law.
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SPORTS
August 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An attorney for Alan Page, a former Minnesota Viking defensive star, urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to clear the way for Page to run for a seat on the high court this fall. Page, 46, a state assistant attorney general, is trying to become the first black to serve on the seven-member Supreme Court. He wants to run for the seat held by Associate Justice Lawrence Yetka. But Gov.
SPORTS
January 5, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Minnesota Viking Alan Page, 47, has begun his duties as a Minnesota Supreme Court justice, becoming the first black to serve on the highest court in Minnesota, which has a 2.2% black population.
SPORTS
September 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page easily won a three-man election Tuesday for one of the seats on the the Minnesota Supreme Court. The former defensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears will face the second-place finisher in the Nov. 3 general election. If elected, Page would be the first black to hold an elected statewide office in Minnesota. He has been an assistant state attorney general since 1985 and a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents since 1989.
SPORTS
January 5, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Minnesota Viking Alan Page, 47, has begun his duties as a Minnesota Supreme Court justice, becoming the first black to serve on the highest court in Minnesota, which has a 2.2% black population.
NEWS
July 25, 1990 | Associated Press
A federal judge refused to dismiss charges Tuesday against three former Northwest Airlines pilots accused of flying while drunk. Judge James Rosenbaum also denied defense motions to suppress physical evidence and statements, and to grant the defendants separate trials. Jury selection was scheduled this morning in the U.S. District Court trial of the former pilots, accused of being drunk while flying a commercial airliner from Fargo, N.D., to Minneapolis on March 8.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2003 | From Associated Press
State rules that largely bar judges and candidates for the bench from campaigning are constitutional, the state's highest court decided Tuesday. The pair of rulings by the Court of Appeals effectively put the state Commission on Judicial Conduct back into the business of regulating politicking by judges and judicial candidates. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on campaign statements by judges in Minnesota.
NATIONAL
February 14, 2009 | Associated Press
The judges in Minnesota's U.S. Senate trial said in a preliminary ruling Friday that Republican Norm Coleman had not yet shown a widespread problem with absentee voters being denied the right to vote. The three-judge panel ordered that rejected absentee ballots from 12 of 19 categories should not be counted in the Senate race. Coleman, who is trying to undo Democrat Al Franken's 225-vote lead, had wanted to count ballots in all but three of the categories.
SPORTS
September 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page easily won a three-man election Tuesday for one of the seats on the the Minnesota Supreme Court. The former defensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears will face the second-place finisher in the Nov. 3 general election. If elected, Page would be the first black to hold an elected statewide office in Minnesota. He has been an assistant state attorney general since 1985 and a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents since 1989.
SPORTS
August 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An attorney for Alan Page, a former Minnesota Viking defensive star, urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to clear the way for Page to run for a seat on the high court this fall. Page, 46, a state assistant attorney general, is trying to become the first black to serve on the seven-member Supreme Court. He wants to run for the seat held by Associate Justice Lawrence Yetka. But Gov.
NEWS
July 25, 1990 | Associated Press
A federal judge refused to dismiss charges Tuesday against three former Northwest Airlines pilots accused of flying while drunk. Judge James Rosenbaum also denied defense motions to suppress physical evidence and statements, and to grant the defendants separate trials. Jury selection was scheduled this morning in the U.S. District Court trial of the former pilots, accused of being drunk while flying a commercial airliner from Fargo, N.D., to Minneapolis on March 8.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2006 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court took another step Monday toward transforming state elections for judges from nonpartisan, low-key affairs into big-money contests. The justices let stand a lower court ruling in a Minnesota case that voids rules forbidding judicial candidates from personally soliciting money or from identifying themselves as Republicans or Democrats. The rules were voided using the rationale that they deprive candidates of free speech.
OPINION
September 3, 2003 | Jesse Ventura, Jesse Ventura was governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
Listen up, California voters. As the recall heats up, you'll be hearing this message loud and often: Don't even think about electing an entertainer or a candidate without the usual political experience as governor because Jesse Ventura, the wrestler, actor, entertainer and former governor of Minnesota, is clear proof that it doesn't work. Well, I've got something to say to California voters too: Don't believe it.
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