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Minnesota Justice & Democracy Centers

Coming Spring, 2022

"We have come to take democracy for granted, and civic education has fallen by the wayside."

-- Justice John Roberts / January, 2020

In 2020, the United States District Court in Minnesota received core funding for the first of two "Minnesota Justice & Democracy" Engagement Centers (name TBD) located in the Federal Courthouses in downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Both in these physical Justice Centers and online all across the state, Minnesotans of all ages will be inspired and challenged to learn more about why justice and democracy matter in their lives, through visual displays, live events and online interactive presentations focused on topics like….


Duluth Lynchings, 1920                New American Citizens                   Women and the Law                      

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Judge Tunheim Welcome Letter

Education Center Concept



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