EXPLAINER: Chauvin's lawyer is outnumbered, but has help
It’s an apparent mismatch that results from the state’s takeover of the prosecution, but defense attorney Eric Nelson is getting some help. Days later, amid massive protests over Floyd's death, Minnesota Gov. AdPeters said the MPPOA works with a group of 12 defense attorneys who take turns handling cases as they come up. He's enough of an expert on driving while intoxicated that he frequently lectures on the topic and often contributes to a DWI sourcebook for Minnesota attorneys, his biography says. “I saw a couple of reports of, ‘The MPPOA selected a DWI lawyer to represent Chauvin,'" Peters said.
Biden could change course in high court health care case
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give the Biden administration its first opportunity to chart a new course in front of the justices. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give the Biden administration its first opportunity to chart a new course in front of the justices. “The Biden administration is going to have to realize they’re making arguments to a reasonably conservative court,” he said. In one case, Trump was unhappy with the money Congress allotted for construction of a wall along the Mexican border.
Nestle, Cargill at high court in child labor case
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court seemed concerned Tuesday about the impact of siding with food giants Nestle and Cargill and ending a lawsuit that claims they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The court was hearing arguments in the case by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic. Both Nestle and Cargill say they have taken steps to combat child slavery and have denied any wrongdoing. Alito, for his part, was also skeptical about this particular case against Nestle and Cargill. Cargill and Nestle are asking the court to take another step and rule out suits against U.S. companies.