In Your Court

by Judge Greg Galler A reader has again asked a great question:  Why are there so many different types of juries?   Juries vary by their size, purpose, and the types of cases that they hear. The most misunderstood jury is the Grand Jury.  Its name refers only to the number of people serving as […]

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by Judge Greg Galler After 25 days of trial, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty.  Was justice done?  That question has dominated political conversation in America.  Some want to interject a discussion about race relations into the trial analysis.  While those concerns are appropriate on a wider scale, they are misplaced when talking […]

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by Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court A Twin Cities talk radio host jokes that Minnesota is “the state where nothing is allowed.”  By that he means that we have far too many laws.  I make no comment on that opinion.  When you read this article you may wonder, ”Why do we need a […]

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by Judge Steve Halsey – Wright County District Court One of the life-saving technologies of the past 40 years is the 9-1-1 emergency communications system.  Countless lives have been saved and injuries minimized because police, fire and EMT personnel are quickly dispatched to the scene of a medical emergency, fire, accident, or crime. Unfortunately, some […]

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