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Law Day 2017

May 1, 2017 is Law Day in the United States, a day to reflect on the role of law in the creation of this county and to recognize its importance for society. Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.” In 1961 Congress, by joint resolution, designated May 1 as the official day for celebrating Law Day. Each year Law Day follows a theme to highlight which affects the legal process.  The American Bar Association has selected the theme for Law Day 2017 as...
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Federal Real ID Laws in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of the last states out of compliance with the Federal Real ID Law which sets minimum security standards for state issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. The deadline to come into compliance is early 2018. If Minnesota fails to come into compliance, Minnesotans risk losing access to commercial aircrafts and to federal and military facilities. While there are issues of privacy, the primary issue in the legislature appears to be the requirement to prove citizenship. Republicans generally oppose providing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Democrats argue having to prove citizenship would prevent undocumented immigrants from getting even...
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