Author: Jeffrey O'Brien

From the Archives: Minnesota Youth 1st Ripple of Turning Tide, 7.13.1997

  Long before I was dubbed the “Lawyer Extraordinaire”, I was a wide-eyed college graduate, soon to be law school student, spending the summer in Washington, D.C. working for former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger (R-MN, 1978-1995), my political mentor. In honor

The BS Show: Decision 2018 – Candidate Interviews

Over the course of the 2018 election, a number of candidates for office have visited the studios of The BS Show to talk about their campaign, various issues, not to mention their sports and movie knowledge.  Host Bob Sansevere graciously

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The Clear Choice for Wright County Sheriff

I know that I sound like a broken record when I say this, but here goes:  in this very important election year, the selection of a new Wright County Sheriff is perhaps the most important decision that residents of Wright

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Cheers! to Justice Kavanaugh! Justice & Drew 10.8.18

On the morning of Monday, October 8, I stopped by the studio to chat with Jon, Drew and Sam about the newest U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, and what lies ahead for the Supreme Court. Oh, and in

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The Latest in the Kavanagh Kerfuffle, and More, Justice & Drew

  On the morning of Wednesday, September 19 it was time to step into the phone both and don my “Lawyer Extraordinaire” alter ego for a quick phone interview with Justice & Drew to discuss the latest in the Brett Kavanagh Supreme

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What Happens if Keith Ellison Exits the Attorney General Race, Justice & Drew 8.20.18

Monday Morning I once again donned my “Lawyer Extraordinaire” persona as I was in studio with Justice & Drew to discuss the legal standards which govern the replacement of a candidate on a general election ballot in the wake of the

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Sidebar: Why I am Supporting Stacy Braun for Wright County Sheriff in the August 14 Primary

In this very important election year, the selection of a new Wright County Sheriff is perhaps the most important decision that residents of Wright County will make in terms of the direct impact it will have upon our every day

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Should Minnesota’s Beer Distribution Law Contain a “Small Brewer Exemption”?

  Minnesota’s beer wholesale law is extremely one-sided in favor of wholesalers.  In order to terminate a distribution agreement with a wholesaler, the brewer must have “good cause” (as defined by the statute) to do so.  Even with “good cause”,

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President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick, Justice & Drew 7.10.18

Tuesday morning I made my latest appearance as the “Lawyer Extraordinaire” on Justice & Drew to discuss President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanagh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.  You can listen to our discussion

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SCOTUS Sides with POTUS on Travel Ban, and Justice Kennedy Calls it a Career, Justice & Drew 6/27/18 – 6/28/18

This was a busy week in the world of the U.S. Supreme Court. First, on Wednesday, the Court upheld the 3rd iteration of President Trump’s Executive Order instituting a travel ban as to certain countries, in the case of Trump

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