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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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



A16-0553        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Mahdi Hassan Ali, Appellant.
                         Hennepin County.
            1.   The rule announced in Miller v. Alabama, and later clarified in Montgomery v. Louisiana, does not extend to a juvenile offender who received three consecutive sentences of life imprisonment with the possibility of release for the murder of three individuals.
            2.   Appellant forfeited his equal protection claim by failing to raise it in the district court.
            3.   The imposition of three consecutive sentences of life imprisonment with the possibility of release does not unfairly exaggerate the criminality of appellant’s conduct.
            Affirmed.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.
            Dissenting, Justice Margaret H. Chutich.


 

 



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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, May 16, 2017


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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)