Good intentions, bad results.
Two St. Paul, Minnesota, landlords claim that the city's restrictions on rent increases above 3 percent amounts to a taking of their property without due process or compensation.
St. Paul has seen a 61 percent decrease in building permits after the city imposed rent control on future housing.
A collapse in new development activity followed St. Paul voters' approval of a strict, vaguely written rent control ordinance. City and state officials are scrambling over how best to fix the new law.
A 93-Year-Old Woman Couldn't Pay Her $2,300 Tax Bill. The Government Sold Her Home and Kept the Money.
"This is very bad for property rights."
Developers Halt Projects, Mayor Demands Reform After St. Paul Voters Approve Radical Rent Control Ballot Initiative
Unlike almost every rent control law in the country, the ordinance passed by St. Paul voters includes no exemption for new construction.
The Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects the Legal Theory Underlying a Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin
The ruling won't help him much, because he also was convicted of a more serious charge, based on a "particularly weird" form of the felony murder doctrine.
The bill would limit petty seizures and require more reporting and oversight of no-knock raids.
A new lawsuit challenges Minnesota's law requiring a person be at least 21 years old to carry a handgun.
Charles Marohn called himself an engineer in speeches and articles while his license was temporarily expired. The First Amendment protects his right to do that.
Most victims of police misconduct never get to take their cases to court.
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Sometimes vibrant, sometimes crime-ridden, a local tells Reason what it’s like to live blocks from where George Floyd died.
Programs that keep sex offenders indefinitely confined face new challenges.
A Reinstated Third-Degree Murder Charge Gives Jurors Another Option To Convict Derek Chauvin for Killing George Floyd
Like the felony murder charge, it carries a presumptive sentence more than eight years longer than the manslaughter charge.
Derek Chauvin May Get a Sentence Much Shorter Than the One William Barr Thought Would Be Seen As Too Lenient
The former attorney general reportedly nixed a plea deal that involved a sentence of more than 10 years but would have precluded a federal prosecution.
The practice evades constitutional constraints by casting punishment and preventive detention as treatment.
A year into the pandemic, politicians still have not digested the dangers of careless public health measures.
By arbitrarily foreclosing relatively safe social and recreational options, politicians encourage defiance, resentment, and riskier substitutes.
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The ex-cop charged with killing George Floyd should be allowed to await his trial in safety. That should be the standard for everybody.
Aggressive sloganeering doesn't necessarily lead to policy reforms.
Licensing laws can be weaponized to chill speech.
A spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says they were scared people would drive too fast.
And that means breaking through the "blue wall of silence."
The perpetual scapegoat for unrest
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
Riots have raged in the city in response to Floyd's death.
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
Minneapolis police said George Floyd died after he "appeared to be suffering medical distress."
If the Mall of America can reopen on June 1, why can’t the Cathedral of St. Paul?
State legislators want to allow duplexes statewide and eliminate local governments' ability to impose aesthetic design requirements.
Klobuchar is a cop too, though it took a little longer for her record to catch up with her.
Castle Danger Brewing is the latest of the state's craft breweries to be victimized by a law that forbids all but the smallest operations from selling growlers on location.