A Titillating Conversation About Equality

Today marks the eighth annual nationwide "Go Topless Day. Read More

Posted on August 23, 2015

Minnesota Adopts Good-Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule . . . Long Live the Exclusionary Rule!

Today the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a long awaited decision on whether or not to adopt the "good-faith| exception to the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule. Read More

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Breaking It Down - One CJI Session at a Time

Today and tomorrow, the crème de la crème of the Minnesota criminal justice world converges on St. Paul RiverCentre for the annual Criminal Justice Institute. Read More

Posted on August 17, 2015

Separating the Men from the Boys

Let's separate the men from the boys. Read More

Posted on August 12, 2015

Blog Watch: Judicial Training & Education Blog

We pride ourselves on bringing timely and knowledgeable information to our readers on a regular basis. Read More

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Charles Ramsay

Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

You are responsible for knowing your rights and legal obligations. Read More

Posted on July 29, 2015

Bad News For Hemophobiacs

Bad news for hemophobiacs:

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that it is a-ok to arrest someone, haul her off to jail, and tell her:

We want evidence of the crime we think you committed, and we're not getting a warrant. Read More

Posted on July 23, 2015

Is the Constitution Slowing You Down? Hop on the Legislative Bypass!

Happy Monday. Let's start the week with a quick peek at the Minnesota judiciary, circa 2001.

In 2001, in State v. Larsen, 637 N.W.2d 315, Minnesota courts denounced the "legislative bypass" Read More

Posted on July 13, 2015

Dan Koewler Selected By Super Lawyers Magazine for Rising Star List

Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Dan Koewler was recently selected for the 2014 Minnesota "Rising Star" list maintained by Super Lawyers. Read More

Posted on July 09, 2015 by Charles Ramsay

The DWI Suspect: Lady Liberty's "Red-Headed Step-Child"

The State of Minnesotaâ??courts, cops, and legislatorsâ??provides more constitutional protection to convicted criminals than it does to drivers arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. Read More

Posted on July 06, 2015

D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution

In early 1944, Nazi Germany (the polar opposite of a country based on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms) was struggling to retain the territory it had captured, while the Allies were bombing Germany from the skies in anticipation of an amphibious landing for a new battle - the "Second Front". Read More

Posted on July 01, 2015 by Charles Ramsay

Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?

We the People understand and appreciate that law enforcement's job is to investigate crime by collecting evidence to be used in a criminal prosecution. Read More

Posted on June 25, 2015

Will the Test Refusal Law Fall on Its Face?

Once again, we can see that the legal landscape is reaching one of those tipping points, where everything we thought we knew is turned on its head. Read More

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Charles Ramsay

Cherry Picking with the BCA

For a driver with a breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) that straddles one of the statutory cutoffs (0. Read More

Posted on June 22, 2015

Might Bernard Have a Silver Lining?

Every cloud has a silver lining, they say. Read More

Posted on June 17, 2015

"Your rights are no good here."

I think I know how the drafters of Magna Carta felt. Read More

Posted on June 15, 2015

Your Voluntary Consent Is Required

For DWI suspects in Minnesota, the right to consult with counsel has no bearing on the voluntariness of their "consent| to give blood, breath, or urine for testing. Read More

Posted on June 11, 2015
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Posted on June 02, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. Read More

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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