Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hamline students: Transfer now!

Attention all Hamline University students: Transfer now while you still have the chance.


A professor at Hamline doesn't know how the legal system works.

In a today's Star Tribune article on the HIF, a Hamline professor says the case over the HIF is essentially "over." (Source: Star Tribune, Dec. 21, 2005)

What about the Court of Appeals?


At 9:20 AM, Blogger Kevin from Minneapolis said...

How about listing the reason why?

Maybe he has a point worth exploring.

At 9:42 AM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

Wow! Maybe that professor thinks that the legal ruling is based on solid jurisprudence and thus the appeals court won't have a reason to overturn it!

Republican Minnesota readers, transfer now!

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Kevin from Minneapolis said...

If it is true that the settlement gives final judicial authority to a county court, that seems suspicious. I didn't know a legal settlement could circumvent the court system like that.

At 8:06 AM, Blogger bobby_b said...

Anyone can, by mutual agreement, limit the jurisdiction of the courts over an agreement. Think of the many circumstances in which we all can get stuck with an arbitration instead of a lawsuit if we have problems with a contract. As long as both parties agree ahaead of time that "disputes will be resolved by _______", you may end up with no recourse to the courts.

I always thought the tobacco companies were naive to give that sole binding power to the typically-anti-corporate judges of Ramsey County. Now, though, with an opportunity to whack Pawlenty, Fetsch passed on the chance to hurt BigCo. Must have been a dilemna for him, though.

At 8:09 AM, Blogger bobby_b said...

(P.S. - Snarky comments about DFL judges aside, I should have added that I think Fetsch got this one right.)


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