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Court panel reconvenes in January on video trial coverage

Nov. 12, 2021 20:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court advisory committee will take a closer look in January at key issues in whether to allow more video coverage of criminal trial proceedings in Minnesota, the head of the panel said Friday. Ramsey County Judge Richard Kyle Jr. laid out the...

Judge changes course, allows video coverage of Potter trial

Nov. 09, 2021 18:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Live video coverage will be allowed in the trial of a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright after the judge overseeing the case reversed herself Tuesday, citing the state of the pandemic. Judge Regina Chu had...

Media makes fresh plea for access to ex-cop Potter's trial

Nov. 01, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — News organizations made a fresh plea Monday to the judge overseeing the case of a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright, asking her to allow live video coverage of the trial because of the continuing threat of COVID-19 and the...

Minnesota court denies Chauvin's request for public defender

Oct. 06, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday denied former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s request to have a public defender represent him as he appeals his murder conviction and sentence in the death of George Floyd. The state's high court...

Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

Sep. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state’s highest court...

Minnesota Supreme Court says pardon votes must be unanimous

Sep. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that unanimous votes are required for the state Board of Pardons to grant clemency. Justices overruled a lower court that had declared the 124-year-old standard to be unconstitutional. The order by...

Supreme Court fast tracks Minneapolis ballot issue on police

Sep. 15, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up a dispute over whether Minneapolis residents will decide a ballot question on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd died in police custody. Chief Justice Lorie Gildea put the case...