In Your Court
by Judge Steve Halsey One of the most interesting and non-controversial matters that judges hear are applications for name changes. A person seeking a name change must have resided in Minnesota for at least six months. The applicant fills out and files an application stating the new name they seek t...Read More
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by Judge Steve Halsey If I was to ask you to name a woman judge, I expect most of you would say “Judge Judy.” But Judith Sheindlin is an entertainer, not a real judge. If I were to ask you to name another woman judge, who could you name? I would hope some of you would [...]...Read More
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by Judge Stephen Halsey The explosion of social networking and the ability of each of us to access billions of pieces of information and connect with literally millions of individuals over the Internet can be viewed as beneficial to society as a whole. But technology advances much faster than our s...Read More
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by Judge Greg Galler Suppose Bob and Steve enter into a contract. Bob buys two TV sets from Steve for $100 each.  Bob pays Steve the $200 and receives the first TV set but soon discovers that it doesn’t work as well as he had hoped. Steve refuses to return the purchase money. Bob starts [...]...Read More
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by Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court With all of the media focus on the government shutdown, the 40th anniversary of a heroic moment in American history passed recently with little recognition. Anyone under the age of 55 probably has no recollection or understanding of the “Saturday...Read More
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by Judge Stephen Halsey As a judge I really enjoy public outreach: speaking to citizens’ groups and school children; hosting a cable television show; and recording commentary on a local AM radio station.  Recently, I submitted article No. 100 (since November 2006) to newspapers in the 8 counties ...Read More
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