Judge Greg Galler

When does a law violate the U.S. Constitution? Judge Greg Galler Guest Columnist The role of the courts has received a lot of attention following hearings at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the law commonly known as “Obamacare.” Many, including the president, have discussed something called “judicial review.” Judicial review refers to a power held [...]

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System in  Minnesota governed by state law Judge Greg Galler Legal Columnist How are judges selected? How should they be selected? These are two questions that people ask me with some degree of frequency and they touch at the heart of deciding what type of judiciary we, as citizens of a free republic, wish to [...]

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Joint effort aims to help vets return home after combat Judge Greg Galler Guest Columnist He sat alone considering the distorted image that reflected back at him from the chrome-plated revolver in his hand. His life seemed distorted, too; it made no sense. He couldn’t see a way out. It had once been so different [...]

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Judges issuing sentences can’t disallow it Judge Greg Galler Guest Columnist People sometimes express frustration about the concept of “good time” in criminal sentences. They want to know, “how can it be that someone who behaved badly enough to commit a crime is rewarded with good time?” As with most aspects of sentencing, good time [...]

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