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“Team Reversal Outduels Team Affirmance for first Justice Jeopardy Green Robe.”

In a back-and-forth battle of supreme knowledge, Team Reversal (C.J. Eric Magnuson, Judge John P. Smith, Justice Esther Tomljanovich, and Tom Boyd) sustained a narrow majority win over Team Affirmance (Justice G. Barry Anderson, Judge Joan Ericksen, Allen Saeks, and Tom Tinkham) in the first Justice Jeopardy event on September 18 at Kieran’s Pub in Minneapolis. Team Reversal took home the coveted Green Robe.

Click here to see and answers and questions for Justice Jeopardy this year!

“The Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society in conjunction with the Minnesota State Bar’s Civil Litigation Section, the American Board of Trial Advocates and Minnesota Lawyer is sponsoring an essay contest that is open to all high school seniors in Minnesota. Students will be competing for up to nine $500 scholarships. This year’s contest asks students to address the following:

In your opinion, should schools be allowed to discipline or suspend students based on something they posted on Facebook or some other social networking site? Or for something they said in an e-mail?

Click Here to obtain essay contest guidelines and to register to participate in the contest. Essays must be submitted by January 20, 2015. Questions about the essay contest may be emailed to
Anna Horning Nygren [email protected]


Five essays were selected by a panel of judges to receive a $500 scholarship.  Thank you to our sponsorship partners, ABOTA and the MSBA Civil Litigation Section.

View the 2014 essay winners.

upcoming Events

Annual Members Reception 
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Justice Rosalie Wahl
November 18, 2014
5 pm to 7:30 pm
Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

A Very Special Program is Planned ......

Recognition of MSCHS Essay Contest and History Day Contest winners

Memorabilia Displays of Justice Wahl's Life and Accomplishments

Guest speakers:
Justice Wilhelmina Wright, Ann Juergens, Lori Sturdevant, Sara Wahl.

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