Supreme Court Opinions


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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OPINIONS

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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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



A21-0386        John Steven Martin, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Carlton County.
            1.   Appellant’s claim concerning subject matter jurisdiction fails on the merits.
            2.   Appellant’s claim concerning newly discovered evidence is time-barred.
            3.   Appellant’s claims of prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel are time barred.
            Affirmed.  Justice Margaret H. Chutich.


A21-0254        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action Against Peter Gilbert Lennington, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0223311.
                         Supreme Court.
            Disbarment is the appropriate discipline for an attorney who misappropriated client funds, neglected and abandoned several client matters, failed to comply with a previous suspension order, held himself out to practice law while suspended, and failed to cooperate with disciplinary investigations.
            Disbarred.  Per Curiam.
 
 
 

ORDERS

 
A20-0777        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Nicholas Constantine Kefalos, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0309564.
                         Supreme Court.
            Indefinitely suspended.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.

A21-1570        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Paul Benjamin Rubin, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0396687.
                         Supreme Court.
            Publicly reprimanded.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.


 


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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS


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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, January 18, 2022


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.         State of Minnesota vs. Terry Allen Stewart – A20-0488 – Denied
2.         Basim Asmar Shakir-Bey vs. State of Minnesota – A21-0458 – Denied
3.         State of Minnesota vs. Mark Airen Mitchell – A21-0092 – Denied
4.         State of Minnesota vs. Donald Anthony Jackson – A21-0126 – Granted/Stayed
5.         In re the Marriage of: Christopher Joshua Juetten vs. Brandi Jane Juetten – A21-1265 – Denied
6.         John Stephen Woodward vs. State of Minnesota – A21-0234 – Denied
7.         In re the Marriage of: Brenda Anne Kiberu-Kalema, n/k/a/ Brenda Anne Kiberu vs. Kizito David Kalerma – A20-1582 – Denied
8.         Christopher Welters vs. Minnesota Department of Corrections, et al. – A20-1481 – Granted
9.         Gloria Fritz vs. Daphne Elaine Brown – A21-0466 – Denied
10.       In re the Matter of: Virginia M. Carlson vs. Commissioner of MN Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape
             Architecture, Bryan Crane, Karen Crane – A21-0464 – Denied
11.       In re the Estate of: Hazel E. Bach, Deceased – A21-0319 – Granted
12.       State of Minnesota vs. Robert Leake – A21-0276 – Denied
13.       Freddie Louis Dillard vs. State of Minnesota – A21-0258 – Denied