Vol. 67, No. 1 January 2010

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Reforming Environmental Review
Since the early days of the environmental movement Minnesota has been a leader in environmental protection, but the environmental review process today has become so complex and inefficient that neither effective environmental protection nor expeditious implementation of needed projects is assured. Reform of the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act is a necessary first step to restore its effectiveness for all concerned.
By Peder Larson and Julie Perrus

The State of Judicial Selection: The White Cases Revisited
Republican Party of Minnesota v. White raises the question whether judicial elections are different from elections for any other office and whether different rules or procedures are necessary in selecting judges. Also implicated are questions of judicial accountability, diversity, and impartiality. What the answers are remains to be seen.
By David Schultz

Getting Your Appellate Ducks in a Row: Preserving Issues Subsequent to Trial
Changes to the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure that took effect January 1 require increased vigilance in describing how issues were raised at trial and preserved for appeal, while not incidentally underscoring the importance of moving for a new trial where an appeal is contemplated and such a motion is allowed.
By Joseph Trojack




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