Briefly: What is Precedent, and When Does it Arise?

By Eric Magnuson

March 5, 2021

I had my column for this month already written, and ready to submit for publication when the Minnesota Court of Appeals handed down its decision in State v. Chauvin, No. A21-0201. My planned column also dealt in part with an appeal in the Chauvin case, one in which the State was trying to appeal an order denying a continuance and severing Chauvin's trial from the trial of the other defendants. The topic was appellate jurisdiction, and the discussion largely focused on a recent 8th Circuit decision addressing jurisdiction (or the lack of thereof) sua sponte.

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Eric J. Magnuson


Chair, Appellate Practice
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