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  • Adrian Peterson: A Tale of Two Statutes

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 14-Oct-2014

    Star Minnesota Viking's running back Adrian Peterson has dominated headlines over the past month after being accused of whipping his son in the state of Texas. While his status with the Vikings remains in flux there has been no lack of debate over the broader topics at play within the case. Specifically, Peterson's legal troubles have opened the door for people to discuss their views on ...
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  • State v. Bernard: An Oral Argument Review

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 9-Oct-2014

    Jeff Sheridan represented the Appellant (Defendant) in this oral argument. He argued first. Mr. Sheridan requested that the Court find that the criminal test refusal statute be held unconstitutional. First, Mr. Sheridan addressed whether his argument should be treated as an as-applied or facial challenge. Certain judges felt that the statute could be constitutional in certain situations as thus ...
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  • A Visit to the Minnesota Supreme Court: State v. Bernard

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 8-Aug-2014

    On September 4th, 2014 a member of the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm will be at the Minnesota Supreme Court to hear the oral arguments in the case State v. Bernard. This case will attempt to resolve whether Minnesota's test refusal law is constitutional. The outcome of this case could have far reaching effects on the DWI laws within Minnesota. After the arguments are finished a recap will be ...
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  • Riley v. California: Warrantless Searches of Phones Are Unconstitutional

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 2-Jul-2014

    Can a cop look through your cell phone without a warrant after they have arrested you? That was the question answered recently by the United States Supreme Court in the case Riley v. California. The Supreme Court gave a great victory to the privacy interests of individual answered this question with a resounding "no." This case dealt with two sets of facts which both involved police ...
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  • Religious Headwear Comes to Minnesota Jails

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 20-Apr-2014

    The societal and legal issues surrounding the wearing of religious garments have now reached into our jails. On March 20 th, 2014 Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek announced that Hennepin County Jail will allow inmates to wear jail-issued headscarves, yarmulkes and kufi hats. These items will be allowed so long as there is no risk to safety and security. This decision is a change from the ...
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