Viewing Douglas A. Hedin: "When Justice Mitchell Changed His Mind--Twice." (2006)
In his first two years on the supreme court, Associate Justice William Mitchell wrote two opinions in which he announced that he had changed his mind on issues he had recently decided the other way. The first involved an "imperfect" mortgage redemption statute, the second concerned whether evidence of subsequent repairs was admissible in a negligence action. This article, which appeared first in the June 2006 issue of "The Hennepin Lawyer," discusses those cases and Mitchell's attitude toward precedent.