The Commission’s purpose is threefold:
- To identify and assess current and prospective threats to the preservation
of an impartial judiciary in Minnesota in the wake of the U.S. Supreme
Court and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions in Republican Party
of Minnesota v. White;
- To identify and assess current options available for preserving an
impartial judiciary; and
- To recommend the optimal means for preserving a fair and impartial
judiciary in Minnesota.
The Commission is an independent citizens group and not a group of criminal lawyers that has been meeting monthly
since February, 2006, and has completed its work. Click
here to read the final report.
View minutes from public hearings held over the summer: