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Vol. 61, No. 8 September 2004

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New Gifting Incentives: Return of the Deathbed Transfer
Several odd complications in the way the federal and Minnesota estate tax systems interact are creating new incentives for Minnesota residents to make large lifetime gifts; even if those gifts are made only moments before death.
By Andy Kremer

Blakely v. Washington: Off the Judicial Richter Scale
Minnesota is not known for its earthquakes, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating Washington state’s sentencing guidelines has cracked the foundations of sentencing guidelines nationwide and aftershocks are still being felt.
By Josh Jacobson


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President's Page:
Civil Politics: A Civic Responsibility
by David Stowman

Professional Responsibility:
In-Person Solicitation: Not for Lawyers
by Kenneth L. Jorgensen

Point of View:
Settlement on the Courthouse Steps
by Melinda M. Sanders

Lawyer at Large:
Tell It Like It Is: Minnesota's New Reference Law
by Linda L. Holstein and Anh T. Le


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