Judge Steve Halsey

It’s In Your Court

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

— Wright County District Court Judge Stephen Halsey authored this article, with quotes from Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Paul Rasmussen, chambered in Clearwater County.

 

 

 

Mon
18
Sep

In Your Court: What is an HRO?


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

An “HRO” is a harassment restraining order.

Sun
20
Aug

In Your Court: jurors behaving badly


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

For over five years I have been writing a blog called “Jurors Behaving Badly” about misbehavior by jurors, particularly as it relates to violating a judge’s instructions about use of Facebook or conducting Google research during trial. 

Tue
08
Aug

It’s In Your Court: technology and your basic rights


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

Our basic constitutional rights as citizens are frequently being challenged by ever-expanding technology capable of monitoring and recording our daily activities on cameras, audio recording devices and computers.  Several years ago, the Minneapoli

Wed
19
Jul

It’s In Your Court: DWI and prescribed medications


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

You may have seen in the news that golfer Tiger Woods was charged with DWI in Florida. He explained that he was not under the influence of alcohol (which tests confirmed), but had unforeseen side effects from prescribed medications.

Sun
09
Jul

It’s In Your Court: taking the fifth


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

You have probably seen many TV “cop” shows such as Dragnet, Miami Vice, Law and Order, and CSI, where the suspense and dramatic music rise to a crescendo, the suspect is arrest and the officer announces to the suspect,

Mon
26
Jun

It’s in Your Court: The 100 deadliest days for teens.


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

Once summer rolls along, the thoughts of Minnesotans turn to the Twins, grilling in the backyard, the fishing opener and brushing the spider webs off the bikes.

Mon
19
Jun

It’s in Your Court: Thank you, jurors!


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

In May we celebrated Juror Appreciation Week in conjunction with Law Day on May 1st. In these difficult economic times, judges and court administrators are keenly aware of the additional financial stresses that may accompany jury duty.

Mon
22
May

It’s in Your Court: What is a Hate Crime?

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

It has been reported by the Anti-Defamation League that nationwide anti-Semitic incidents are up 86% in 2017 from the same period in 2016. These include assaults, harassment, and vandalism, often directed at synagogues and cemeteries. 

Mon
08
May

It’s in Your Court: Distracted driving continues unabated

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

We all have “pet peeves,” things we observe or have happen to us which are very irritating. It may be the person redeeming lottery tickets at the gas station when you are last in line to pay for your gas. It may be the person on their cell phone during your child’s holiday program at school or dance recital. 

Tue
02
May

It’s in Your Court: Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

We all have “pet peeves,” things we observe or have happen to us which are very irritating. It may be the person redeeming lottery tickets at the gas station when you are last in line to pay for your gas. It may be the person on their cell phone during your child’s holiday program at school or dance recital. 

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