March 23, 2020

Order allows Ramsey County inmates serving for misdemeanors, low-level felonies to be released to home-monitoring amid COVID-19

All inmates serving sentences for low-level, nonviolent offenses in Ramsey County as well as those classified as medically vulnerable will be released to electronic home monitoring. […]
April 2, 2019

March 29th Legislative Update

Click here to view the March 29th Legislative Update
February 15, 2019

New RCAO Policy on Collateral Consequences

New Ramsey County Attorney’s Office policy on considering collateral consequences for plea negotiations and sentencing. COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES PROSECUTION POLICY FINAL 1.31.19
June 14, 2018

Celebrating the Life of Ron Meshbesher

NACDL Mourns the Passing of NACDL Past President Ronald I. Meshbesher Washington, DC (June 14, 2018) – Minneapolis, Minn. attorney and Past President (1984-85) and Life […]
January 2, 2018

MACDL Honored John Brink & Judge Michael J. Davis

MACDL honored two outstanding members from the legal community, John Brink and Judge Michael J. Davis at our Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Town & […]
December 14, 2017

Contempt Finding Rescinded for Ramsey County Public Defender Who Challenged Court

Star Tribune – December 14, 2017 By Chao Xiong A contempt finding against Ramsey County Chief Public Defender Jim Fleming has been rescinded in light of […]
November 8, 2017

Ramsey County Judge Held 2 Public Defenders in Contempt in Clash Over Caseloads

Pioneer Press – November 7, 2017 By Sarah Horner Frustrations among public defenders with growing caseloads and what they say is problematic scheduling in the Ramsey County […]
July 27, 2017

Important Minnesota Supreme Court Decision

Minnesota Supreme Court decided yesterday that the amelioration doctrine requires the resentencing of a person whose conviction was not yet final on the effective date of section […]
April 5, 2017

MACDL’s position on the House Public Safety Omnibus Bill

View the letter below from Legislative Chair Ryan Else to Senator Warren Limmer. View MACDL’s position on the Omnibus Bill