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Volume 37: Issue 2

Recent Developments in Criminal Law: Issues of Public Defense and Sentencing

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Karen R. Duncan
Foreword: From the Crucible Constitutional Crisis


John Stuart and Robert Sykora
Minnesota's Failed Experience with Sentencing Guidelines and the Future of Evidence-Based Sentencing

Wes R. Porter
The Pendulum in Federal Sentencing Can Also Swing Toward Predictability: A Renewed Role for Binding Plea Agreements Post-Booker

Benjamin Holley
The Constitutionality of Post-Crime Guidelines Sentencing

Public Defense

Susan Herlofsky and Geoffrey Isaacman
Minnesota’s Attempts to Fund Indigent Defense: Demonstrating the Need for a Dedicated Funding Source

Judge Randall J. Slieter and Elizabeth M. Randa
The Minnesota Public Defender System: A Change of Governance Should Occur for the State to Effectively Fulfill Its Constitutional Obligation

William L. Bernard
Something’s Gotta Give: Minnesota Must Revise Its Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Appointment of Public Defenders

Emily Babcock and Kate Johansen
Remote Justice?  Expanding the Use of Interactive Video Teleconference in Minnesota Criminal Proceedings

Christine Funk and Evan Berman
Rising to the Challenge of the NAS Report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward: A Call for Demonstrated Competence Amongst Legal Practitioners

Julie Jonas
True Independence for Medical Examiners Equals Due Process for Criminal Defendants and More Efficiencies in The Criminal Justice System

Robert Sykora
The Invisible Worm and the Presumption of Guilt

John Mahoney and Cynthia McCollum
DW’s Cautionary Tale

Jodie L. Carlson
State v. Jones and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing: When Is a Defendant’s Behavior Bad Enough to Result in Forfeiture of the Right to Counsel?

Joanna Woolman
Padilla’s “Truly Clear” Test: A Case for a Broader Application in Minnesota

Recent Developments in Minnesota Law

Justice Michael A. Wolff
Stories of Civil Rights Progress and the Persistence of Inequality and Unequal Opportunity 1970–2010

Carol Weissenborn
Rocks Rather Than Cathedrals: The Minimalist Architecture of the Minnesota Supreme Court

Judith M. Rush
Disbarment of Impaired Lawyers: Making the Sanction Fit the Crime

Shannon M. Heim
Revisions to Minnesota Domestic Violence Law Affords Greater Protection to Vulnerable Victims

Christopher Moseng
Misreading Padco: How a Pernicious Error Is Contaminating Minnesota’s Law of Fiduciary Duty

Adam B. Klarfeld
Minnesota Supreme Court Finds In-House Lawyer Not Protected by State Whistleblower Statute, But Could Be

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