Eric J. Magnuson: Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court June 2008-June 2010. Former attorney with Briggs and Morgan, and prior to that with Rider Bennett law firm. Has served as associate professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Franken criticizes recent direction of Supreme Court In a speech this month to the American Constitution Society, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., criticized the direction of the high court, which he says has been favoring powerful corporate interests over individuals. His speech drew criticism from some conservatives and garnered a lot of national press attention.12:40 p.m.