Lawyers for sex offenders confined indefinitely to Minnesota's secure treatment program have asked a judge to stay all further proceedings while they ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional.
Attorneys say a U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely means a Minnesota man sentenced to life without parole for raping and killing a Woodbury girl when he was 17 will get hearing on whether his sentence should be reduced.
Minnesota's highest court is about to welcome its newest member. Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to name a new Supreme Court justice Tuesday afternoon. It's his third pick overall for the top court and will fill the vacancy being left by Justice Alan Page's retirement.