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Breaking with Tradition: The Proposed Death Penalty Legislation in Minnesota

Please join

Dorsey & Whitney LLP and
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights’ Death Penalty Project
for our bi-monthly lunchtime speaker series:

Breaking with Tradition: The Proposed Death Penalty Legislation in Minnesota

presented by

Representative Keith Ellison

Thursday, March 18, 2004, 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Dorsey & Whitney
Seattle Room, 15th Floor
50 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Minnesota has been an abolitionist state for 93 years. Yet, in December 2003, Governor Tim Pawlenty called for the death penalty to be brought back to Minnesota. This brown bag presentation will provide a critical overview of the proposed legislation to reintroduce the death penalty in Minnesota. One CLE credit will be applied for. Beverages will be provided. Speaker biography Keith Ellison is serving his first term as State Representative from House District 58B, which encompasses near north Minneapolis, the new North Loop area, and a portion of Downtown. Before coming to the legislature, Mr. Ellison practiced law. Mr. Ellison is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He practiced with the firm of Linquist & Vennum for the first three years of his career. Thereafter, he led the Legal Rights Center, Inc., as its executive director for five years. After leaving the Legal Rights Center, Mr. Ellison entered private practice with the law firm Hassan & Reed Ltd, where he specialized in trial practice. He maintains his law practice in the new Minneapolis Urban League building on north Plymouth and Penn Avenues.

Please R.S.V.P. to Rose Park at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights by Tuesday, March 16th.
Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 Email: [email protected]

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