Judge raises questions about Minnesota's anti-coal law

  • Article by: David Shaffer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 17, 2013 - 9:19 PM

A federal judge is asking pointed questions about the legality of a Minnesota statute that has been challenged by North Dakota and coal interests.

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supervon2Oct. 17, 13 9:38 PM

I can name one Judge that will be looking for a new job next year. This has to be the last common sense judge left in the United States.

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honeybooOct. 17, 1310:36 PM

Imagine, a judge with regard for the law. Finally.

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honeybooOct. 17, 1310:38 PM

Isn't Cunningham the slightest bit embarrassed defending the indefensible?

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jaylarsonOct. 18, 1312:50 AM

Sounds like the coal industry has a new tool. Not fishy-sounding at all. What? A judge bribed?! Nah...that wouldn't happen.

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woodpecOct. 18, 13 5:10 AM

If North Dakota were governed by Republicans, they would respect their neighbor's freedom to buy electricity from where they want and for the reasons they want. Oh wait...North Dakota is strongly Republican? So Republicans are those who always need the government to tell everyone what they have to do? I thought...politics is so complicated.

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shushyn78Oct. 18, 13 5:44 AM

The judge should be careful not to read anything from the growing body of skeptics regarding CO2. She would throw Mr. Cunningham out on his ear. See below. http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/10/09/un-climate-report-goes-bust-even-media-fails-to-promote-top-scientists-including-ipcc-reviewers-condemn-ipcc-report-as-premeditated-murder-of-science-absurd/

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tuttifruttiOct. 18, 13 5:48 AM

Nelson was recommended to President Barack Obama for a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar on November 3, 2009. On April 21, 2010, Obama nominated Nelson to the court, for the seat vacated by James M. Rosenbaum. Judge Nelson was confirmed by the Senate with unanimous consent.

Thank you Amy, President Obama and the entire senate!

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tuttifruttiOct. 18, 13 5:50 AM

As she said, importing electricity does no harm to Minnesota! This nonsense of restricting power coming into the sate has to stop! How can we charge our electric cars without electricity?

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Wally66Oct. 18, 13 6:56 AM

Coal is a source of energy and we need to use everything we can. Tree huggers are making energy more expensive for all of us.

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dad2fourOct. 18, 13 7:18 AM

Better educate yourselves folks. Coal is not our enemy. It's an agenda that is going to affect us profoundly and we better understand the implications. Ignorance has never served us well.

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