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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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



A21-1292        Lincoln Lamar Caldwell, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Hennepin County.
            The district court did not abuse its discretion when it concluded that appellant’s fourth petition for postconviction relief was untimely under Minnesota Statutes section 590.01, subdivision 4 (2020).
            Affirmed.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.


A20-0758        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Michael Anthony Lee, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            The mandatory conditional release period required by Minn. Stat. § 609.2231, subd. 3a(e) (2020), for persons who are civilly committed as sexually dangerous and convicted of fourth-degree assault of a secure treatment facility employee under Minn. Stat. § 609.2231, subd. 3a(b)(1), does not violate the guarantees of equal protection under the United States and Minnesota Constitutions.
            Affirmed.  Justice Gordon L. Moore, III.
 


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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS


NO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS RECENTLY FILED

 


ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, June 21, 2022


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      In re Civil Commitment of:  Wayne Carl Nicolaison – A21-0842 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Curt Matthew Craven – A21-1120 – Denied
3.      Amanda Emele vs. Felix Emele – A21-0971 – Denied
4.      Peter Gerard Lonergan vs. Nancy Johnston – A21-1061 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Andrew Thomas Cocherell – A21-0977 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Edward David Stahlmann – A21-0818 – Denied
7.      Brent A. Ristow vs. Amanda Cunningham – A21-1204 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Jacob Winston Eckman – A21-0471 – Denied
9.      Michael Benson vs. Nancy Johnston, Executive Director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program – A21-1111 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Cayla Jean Sandven – A21-0860 – Granted/Stayed
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Maurice Londell McClendon – A21-0513 – Denied
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Trinidad Jesus Garcia – A21-0574 – Denied
13.    Teresa Ward vs. Delta Airlines, Department of Employment and Economic Development – A21-0932 – Denied
14.    Jerrod Feist vs. City of Plymouth, Department of Employment and Economic Development – A21-0956 – Denied
15.    In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: A.J.J. and J.D.J., Parents – A22-0311 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Dennis Smith – A21-0648 – Denied
17.    State of Minnesota vs. Kent William Edwards, Sr. – A21-0460 – Denied
 
 

 STAYED PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW PENDING
KINGBIRD VS. STATE, NO. A19-1850

 
18.     John Fleming, Jr. vs. State of Minnesota – A20-0237 – Denied
19.     Danna Rochelle Back vs. State of Minnesota – A20-1098 – Stay lifted
 
 

Filed – June 3, 2022 

1.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: M.W. and T. S., Parents – A21-1357 – Denied
 

Filed – June 10, 2022

 1.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: L.M.L. and E.M.R., Parents– A22-0493 – Granted/Vacated/Remanded