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June 26, 2015

Same sex marriage protected by 14th Amendment

I’ll let the final paragraph of the majority opinion speak on this issue:   No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand […]
June 22, 2015

Supreme Court announces standard for claims of excessive force against pretrial detainees

In 2011, I wrote an article for the state-wide publication Bench & Bar, entitled “Excessive Force: Disentangling Constitutional Standards.” http://mnbenchbar.com/2011/07/excessive-force-claims-disentangling-constitutional-standards/    That article received a fair amount of attention locally. Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion touching on that subject, Kingsley v. Hendrickson, attached.  It held (with 5 judges in the majority and 4 dissenting) that excessive force claims by pretrial detainees should be determined on an objective standard.  […]
March 12, 2015

County prevails in interest arbitration

A county client recently prevailed in interest arbitration based on its internal pattern and external standing among its comparator counties.  Key to this decision (attached below), was the county’s relatively small tax capacity.  It was one of the lower ranking counties in its comparator group in that area.  As such, the arbitrator determined that the county was not required to pay an average wage for the comparator group. Please contact […]
February 14, 2015

Check out Attorney Wiley’s appearance on a national podcast

See the attached link for my podcast interview with LRIS regarding the potential impact on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Schwanke decision regarding public employee challenges to performance reviews.  Please let me know what you think.  Thanks. Greg greg.wiley@wiley-law.com The podcast is online here: http://www.lris.com/2015/02/13/interview-attorney-greg-wiley/