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Vol. 59, No. 2 February 2002

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Trying Terrorists Before Military Commissions

Precedents from the Second World War afford some basis for President Bush's order creating military commissions to try suspected terrorists, but constitutional issues and concern that we not sacrifice the appearance of justice give cause to ponder. Two perspectives are offered.

By William Michael Jr. and Joseph Margulies


Regulatory Takings: Lessons from Palazzolo v. Rhode Island

Although Palazzolo v. Rhode Island left some issues unresolved, the case should breathe new life into regulatory taking claims in Minnesota.

By Christopher Dietzen



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Columns


President's Page: Legal Aid: Essential to Justice
Adequate funding for the courts and for legal aid services is essential to ensure access to quality justice for all Minnesotans.
by Jarvis C. Jones

Professional Responsibility: Republican Party, et al. v. Kelly
While the standard for permissible judicial campaign speech may change, the framework for judicial elections will not.
by Edward J. Cleary

Lawyer at Large: Value Billing and Marketing Your Practice
One important purpose of marketing is to show that your services are well worth your fee.
by Trey Ryder

Essay: The Myth of the Form
"Can't you just use a form?" No. Here's how to explain the larger issues to the next person who asks.
by Jeff Alden

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