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Breaking News: Minnesota Supreme Court To Issue Bernard Decision on Wednesday

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Home > Fourth Amendment > Breaking News: Minnesota Supreme Court To Issue Bernard Decision on WednesdayPosted on February 9, 2015 by Dan Koewler

We just received notice that the Minnesota Supreme Court will issue its potentially groundbreaking decision in State v. Bernard this upcoming Wednesday, February 11, 2015. In the Bernard case, the Court is being asked to decide whether it is constitutional for the government to criminalize an individual's refusal to submit to a warrantless (and thus presumptively illegal) search.

Want to know more?

You've got two days to watch the oral arguments presented in the case here.

You can read some of our speculation here.

We were given permission to file an amicus curiae brief in this case, and filed on behalf of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, two very notable and worthy defense organizations in Minnesota.

Any further speculation on this decision is pointless at this point, as we'll have our answer in two days. With hundreds of cases on hold pending this decision, Wednesday is certain to be a very big day.


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