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Lesbian golf coach proved U of M discrimination, judge rules

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s ham-handed treatment of its new women’s golf coach in 2010 was illegal, and the man who hired her essentially forced her to resign after he found out she was a lesbian, a judge has ruled.
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Rural areas have a need for justice: UND program to place law students into clerkships in counties with few or no lawyers

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Just as some North Dakota counties have very few people, some also have very few — or zero — lawyers.
A partnership of the state courts, bar association and University of North Dakota law school seeks to fix this “access to justice” problem …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rural areas have a need for justice: UND program to place law students into clerkships in counties with few or no lawyers

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Just as some North Dakota counties have very few people, some also have very few — or zero — lawyers.
A partnership of the state courts, bar association and University of North Dakota law school seeks to fix this “access to justice” problem …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND law student to join Standing Rock prosecutors in first-ever partnership

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS For the first time, one of the University of North Dakota law school students fanning out to summer externships with judges, courts and other parts of the legal system will join a tribal court, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Continue Reading

OPINION: Justice system overhaul good example of bipartisanship

February 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

How refreshing to see Gov. Dennis Daugaard, his Republican colleagues and the Democrats all working together to get things done for South Dakota.
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SD governor signs criminal justice reform measure

February 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a plan to cut the state’s prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders through intensive probation, parole and other programs outside prison walls.
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Gildea, Griffith advance in MN chief justice race

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Chief Justice Lorie Gildea and International Falls attorney Dan Griffith have advanced to the general election in the race for chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Continue Reading

Stras, Tingelstad, top Minn. high court primary

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Incumbent Justice David Stras and Bemidji magistrate Tim Tingelstad will face each other in the November election for an associate justice seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Continue Reading

Becky Ylitalo, Badger, Minn., column: Should song title be ‘America the Hypocritical’?

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Companies demand more and more out of us, placing unrealistic demands that ultimately hurt families at the core. Incomes drop as taxes and insurance premiums rise. Public education falters due to harsh state and federal mandates.
And as a result, middle-class Americans are the ones who suffer. Continue Reading

House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

June 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Justice Department documents. Continue Reading