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Law Firm at Center of Discredited Trump Dossier Hired by U of M

The University of Minnesota has hired the law firm at the center of the controversy over the discredited Trump dossier. Perkins Coie, a Seattle-based law firm, will be overseeing a university investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by a former Gophers assistant men's hockey coach from the mid-eighties, according to the Star Tribune. Perkins Coie and the firm's superstar partner Marc Elias billed the Clinton campaign and Democratic party for millions of dollars of fees during the 2016 campaign. (Elias represented Al Franken's 2008 senate campaign in the successful recount against Sen. Norm Coleman). But Perkins Coie's role in the evolution of...

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St. Olaf College states student teachers “must” join union’s pre-professional organization

Students at St. Olaf College are being told they “MUST join EMAE” [Education Minnesota Aspiring Educators] if they are licensure candidates completing field experiences or student teaching with the Education Department. This appears to be in violation of student teachers' First Amendment rights upheld in the Janus decision....

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