Current guidelines make it rare for media to bring recording equipment into courtrooms. Representatives from media organizations and other groups presented their cases before the high court justices after a court panel presented a report recommending the state not drastically expand camera access.
With the Minnesota Supreme Court declining to review a lower court opinion, the ruling of state courts that Algene Vossen is not competent to go to trial will stand. Vossen is charged with murder in the 1974 stabbing death of Mabel "Mae" Herman in Willmar.
The Minnesota Supreme Court last week ruled that a man, who stayed at a woman’s house after a first date and took video of her without clothes on while she slept, had not broken privacy law as he was inside the woman’s home.
The high court on Wednesday, April 27, ruled that a man who'd previously entered a guilty plea should be able to withdraw that plea since his action didn't fit under the narrow conduct prohibited in law.