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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NOTICE - MEDIA RELEASE TIME IS 10:00 A.M.



A15-0711        State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Carlos Maurice Harris, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   The State has not established a compelling reason to overrule an approximately century-old precedent governing appellate review of convictions supported only by circumstantial evidence. 
            2.   The evidence is insufficient to support appellant’s conviction of possession of a firearm by an ineligible person because the circumstances proved, when viewed as a whole, support a reasonable inference other than guilt.
            Affirmed.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.
            Dissenting, Justices David L. Lillehaug and Anne K. McKeig.



A15-1402        Jerrell Michael Brown, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
A16-0648        Hennepin County.
            1.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it denied appellant’s witness-recantation claim under the Larrison standard.
            2.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it denied appellant’s claim that the State had engaged in prosecutorial misconduct.
            3.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it denied appellant’s untimely filed postconviction claim that the State knowingly used false evidence.
            4.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it denied appellant’s untimely filed postconviction claim that a State witness testified falsely at trial.
            5.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it denied appellant’s untimely filed postconviction claims that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel and appellate counsel.
            Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.


A16-0360        Lawrence Leiendecker, et al., Respondents, vs. Asian Women United of Minnesota, et al., Appellants,
                         Greenstein, Mabley & Wall, LLC, et al., Appellants.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   The respondents did not waive their argument that Minn. Stat. § 554.02 (2016) violates Article I, Section 4 of the Minnesota Constitution.
            2.   Minnesota Statutes § 554.02, as applied to claims at law alleging torts, violates the respondents’ jury-trial right under Article I, Section 4 of the Minnesota Constitution.
            Affirmed.  Justice Anne K. McKeig.
            Dissenting, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.

 
 

ORDER

A15-1316        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against John Nwabuwane Akwuba, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0280446.
                         Supreme Court.
            Reinstated.  Justice David R. Stras.


 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, May 16, 2017


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      Pamela Maslowski vs. Prospect Funding Holdings LLC – A16-0770 – Denied
2.      Birch Benjamin Hansen vs. Suzanne Christine Todnem – A16-0698 – Granted in part
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Sarar Chan Chhoy – A16-0892 – Denied
4.      Thomas Funk, et al. vs. Thomas O’Connor, et al. – A16-1645 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Jose Luis Argueta-Joj – A16-0746 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Vernon Dale Howard, Sr. – A16-0957 – Denied
7.      State of Minnesota vs. Dillen James Hinkemeyer – A16-0622 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Kevin Ray Goulet – A16-0304 – Denied
9.      State of Minnesota vs. Reginald Oranz Calhoun – A16-0598 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. David Lee Blanshan – A16-0402 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Jesse Tyler Schafer – A16-1156 – Denied
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Jonathon Michael Honeycutt – A16-1665 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Arthur Anthony Torgesen – A15-1226 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Shane Douglas Lynch – A16-1104 – Granted/Stayed
15.    Steven Lynn Oppel vs. State of Minnesota – A16-1035 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Chris Harry McIntosh – A16-0448 – Denied
17.    In the Matter of Unity Health Care, Class F Home License No. 352187 and Unity Home Care, Inc., Class A Professional Home Care License
          No. 353694 – A16-0682 – Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Renard Rucker – A15-2044 – Denied
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Guy Robert Franklin Rabold – A16-1046 – Denied
20.    Jeffrey Scott Hoover vs. Kelly Jane Hoover – A16-0624 – Denied
21.    Christine Diane Eyal vs. Ephraim Eyal – A16-1272 – Denied
22.    Cynthia Louise Peterson vs. Richard Michael Kriske – A16-1662; Heath Alan Peterson vs. Richard Michael Kriske – A16-1934 – Denied
23.    John Patrick Murphy vs. State of Minnesota – A16-1049 – Denied
24.    Dennis D. Linehan vs. Emily Johnson Piper, Commissioner of Department of Human Services – A16-1584 – Denied
25.    In re Jeronimo Yanez, Petitioner State of Minnesota vs. Jeronimo Yanez – A17‑0611 – Denied
26.    In re Application for Admission to the Practice of law of Kathleen Reilly – A17‑0377 – Denied (5-18-17)
27.    In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of:  R. K., Parent – A17-0497 – Granted (5-18-17)