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Friday, June 23, 2006

Wersal Story in Strib

GOP lawyers awarded $1.4 million for work on judicial election case

"Minnesota taxpayers, or possibly attorneys in the state, will be on the hook for the nearly $1.4 million in fees, which still could increase."

It should be noted that later in the story the Strib identifies the budget from which the funds will likely come: "The Judicial Standards Board receives at least $277,000 a year from the state, and it has regularly gotten legislative appropriations to cover special expenses. The Lawyers Board has a budget of about $2.6 million, raised mostly from lawyers' registration fees."

". . . [A] portion could be passed on in higher licensing fees for Minnesota attorneys."

Taking the money from increased lawyers' registration fees is okay with me. Lawyers are not high on my lovable people list at the moment, with the exception of most JAS lawyers, themselves an exception.

Blogger King Oliver said...

Money well spent to be rid of fake elections. Congratulations, Mr. Wersal!

1:52 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

An MPR story last week implied AGAIN that Mr. Wersal will be the one collecting the legal fees. WCCO plainly states he will receive the fees in their headline even though the actual story states otherwise. As I have discussed previously on this Blog, Mr. Wersal has stated he will receive no money from the lawsuit.My wife made a comment to me recently that “Mr. Wersal sure made a lot of money off that law suit” – clear proof that some misreporting is going on. It is obvious that as part of the their media campaign to discredit the idea of real judicial campaigns, the media wants to make Mr. Wersal appear as something he is not.
My wife made a comment to me recently that “Mr. Wersal sure made a lot of money off that law suit” – clear proof that some misreporting is going on. It is obvious that as part of the their media campaign to discredit the idea of real judicial campaigns, the media wants to make Mr. Wersal appear as something he is not.

4:46 PM, June 26, 2006  

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