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I read with interest the Minneapolis Tribune editorials today concerning the two candidates for the open Attorney General’s seat.  The editorial for Keith Ellison was written by Water Mondale and Hubert “Skip ” Humphrey.   Doug Wardlow wrote for himself.   As a voter I  spent time comparing what was said.   As a personal injury lawyer I was struck by a couple of things that Wardlow wrote.

As attorney general, you’ll be able to count on me to keep fighting — for your legal and constitutional rights

and

I’ve spent my legal career fighting for our most important legal and constitutional rights.

I wondered if this is true, because the Constitution contains the 7th Amendment:

 In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law

As a legislator Wardlow regularly voted against consumer rights.  He has been a leader for tort reform.  I have addressed this in the past,  but if you champion the Constitution,  you believe in all of it.  You take clear language and you don’t pick and choose what to believe in.

The Attorney General’s office is for the peoples’ lawyer.   We need to make sure the person in the seat understands that .

See also

Looking at the Whole Constitution: The 2nd Amendment and the 7th

 

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