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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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



A16-1382        State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Cortney John Edstrom, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   Because the police did not intrude upon the curtilage of respondent’s apartment or his reasonable expectation of privacy when they conducted a narcotics-dog sniff in the hallway immediately adjacent to respondent’s apartment door, a search did not occur under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
            2.   Because police were lawfully present in the hallway outside respondent’s apartment and had a reasonable, articulable suspicion of criminal activity, the narcotics‑dog sniff of the hallway immediately adjacent to respondent’s apartment door did not violate Article I, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution. 
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Dissenting, Justices David L. Lillehaug and Margaret H. Chutich.
            Took no part, Justices Natalie E. Hudson and Paul C. Thissen.



A17-1943        Joseph Haywood Campbell, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Ramsey County.
            1.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied appellant’s witness-recantation claim because the evidence presented in support of the claim lacked sufficient indicia of trustworthiness.
            2.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied appellant’s claim for ineffective assistance of counsel because the claim is barred by Knaffla.
            3.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied appellant’s Brady-violation claim because, even if the alleged violation were proven at an evidentiary hearing, the petition, files, and record of the proceedings conclusively show that appellant is entitled to no relief.
            Affirmed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Took no part, Justice Paul C. Thissen.



A17-1991        Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, LLC,  Respondent, vs. Commissioner of  Revenue,  Relator.
                         Tax Court.
            1.   Minnesota’s Legend Drug Tax, Minn. Stat. § 295.52, subd. 4 (2016), applies to a non-resident pharmacy’s delivery of prescription drugs to Minnesota-based patients and doctors.
            2.   Application of Minnesota’s Legend Drug Tax to a non-resident pharmacy’s delivery of prescription drugs to Minnesota-based patients and doctors does not violate the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution.
            3.   Application of Minnesota’s Legend Drug Tax to a non-resident pharmacy’s delivery of prescription drugs to Minnesota-based patients and doctors does not violate the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.
            Reversed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Dissenting, Justice G. Barry Anderson and Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Took no part, Justice Paul C. Thissen.



A16-1937        Martin M. Harstad, et al., Respondents, vs. City of Woodbury, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            A statutory city does not have express authority under Minn. Stat. § 462.358, subd. 2a (2016), to condition approval of a subdivision application on the payment of an infrastructure charge for future road-improvement projects.
            Affirmed.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.
            Took no part, Justice Paul C. Thissen.



A16-1931        State of Minnesota,  Respondent, vs. Keith Lee Scovel, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            Under Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines 2.B.7.a (2015), the classification of a prior offense for the purpose of calculating a defendant’s criminal history score is determined by the Minnesota offense definitions and sentencing policies in effect when the defendant committed the current offense.
            Affirmed.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.
            Took no part, Justice Natalie E. Hudson.

 
 
 
 


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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS


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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, August 7, 2018


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      650 North Main Association vs. Frauenshuh, Inc. (Territorial Springs Riverview, LLC, Frauenshuh Sweeney, LLC), Kraus-Anderson
         Construction Company, et al., and Kraus-Anderson Construction Company vs. Berwald Roofing Company, Inc., et al. – A17-0890 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Jeremy Jake Clarin – A17-1050 – Denied
3.      AgCountry Farm Credit Services, ACA vs. Richard Steven Elbert – A17-1413 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Boe Michael Tankersley – A17-0872 – Denied
5.      In re the Marriage of: Terry Anne Boggs vs. David Carl Boggs – A17-0828 – Denied
6.      Andrew Ellis vs. John Doe – A17-1611 – Granted
7.      State of Minnesota vs. Elisa Marie Wier – A17-0892 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Antonio Darrell Holmes – A17-1026 – Denied
9.      State of Minnesota ex rel., Neighbors for East Bank Livability, et al. vs. City of Minneapolis, Alatus, LLC – A17-1480 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Antonio Odall Lewis – A17-0838 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Taylor James Pass and Taylor James Pass vs. State of Minnesota – A16-1051, A17-1750 – Denied
12.    Svihel Vegetable Farm, Inc. vs. Department of Employment and Economic Development – A17-1250 – Granted
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Stevie Lewis – A17-0824 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Timothy Thomas Ogris – A17-1008 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Russell Lynn Norton – A17-0736 – Denied
16.    In the Matter of the Expulsion of B.L. from Independent School District No. 832, Mahtomedi Public Schools – A17-1174, A17-1228 – Denied
17.    State of Minnesota vs. Wilbert Glover – A17-0483 – Denied
18.    Hollis John Larson vs. Department of Human Services, et al. – A17-1887  – Denied
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Guntallwon Karloyea Brown – A17-0870 – Granted
20.    State of Minnesota vs. Timothy Gordon Deflorin – A17-0996 – Denied
21.    State of Minnesota vs. Nathan Kenneth Kmetz – A17-0936 – Denied
22.    Tamara Ann Fonoti vs. Mace Faamasani Fonoti – A17-0091 – Denied
23.    Mark Kedrowski vs. Lycoming Engines, a division of AVCO Corporation – A17-0538 – Granted
24.    Armando DeLaCruz, Jr. vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0546 – Denied
25.    State of Minnesota vs. Colton Tyler Boettcher – A17-1426 – Granted
26.    State of Minnesota vs. Leslie Paul Johnson – A17-0610, A17-1623 – Denied
27.    In the Matter of the Welfare of T.M., Jr. – A17-1837 – Denied
28.    Barbara Ann Currin vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1483 – Denied
29.    State of Minnesota vs. Neil Ray Lystad – A17-1092 – Denied
30.    Robert B. Hildreth, et al. vs. Richard S. Anderson, et al., U.S. Bank National Association, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. –
         A17-1156 – Denied
31.    State of Minnesota vs. Kyle Steven Kottom – A17-1007 – Denied
32.    State of Minnesota vs. Jeremiah Jerome Johnson – A17-0985 – Denied
33.    State of Minnesota vs. Donavan Allen St. Claire – A17-1003 – Denied
34.    Red Cross Construction, LLC v. Donald Brenn, Martha Brenn – A17-1618 – Denied
35.    State of Minnesota vs. Ronald Dean Smaller – A17-0857 – Denied
36.    Nathan Thomas Tow-Arnett vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1824 – Denied
37.    In re Fontell Demann Fuller, State of Minnesota vs. Fontell Demann Fuller – A18-0648 – Denied
38.    State of Minnesota vs. Katie Marie McCormick – A17-1340 – Denied
39.    Francisco Cleofus Mountain vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1375 – Denied
40.    Mathew Davis, et al. vs. Le Sueur County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment, et al. – A17-2019 – Denied
41.    State of Minnesota vs. Gary Stephen Gundy – A17-0647 – Denied
42.    State of Minnesota vs. Brock Dupree Lam Seawright – A17-1159 – Denied
43.    State of Minnesota vs. Sedrick Lamar Holt – A17-1166 – Denied
44.    In the Matter of Julitta Adu-Gyamfi, R.N., L.P.N., R.N. License No. 184096-8, L.P.N. License No. 58788-2 – A17-1425 – Denied