Today’s Star Tribune reports the result of an extremely important Minnesota Supreme Court opinion upholding the constitutionality of Minnesota’s statute providing for the aggravation of criminal sentences on defendants convicted of crimes committed for the benefit of a gang. The argument against the statute was that the statute disproportionately affects blacks, which of course happens to be true. The Court’s lone black justice, Alan Page, dissented. I intend to read the Court’s opinion and will have more to say about it when I do.
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