I am growing increasinly concerned with the various types of “signatures” that appear on MN Court of Appeals and Supreme Court documents. I don’t know yet whether to call them orders or opinions (or either), because I don’t yet know what they are.
Here’s an example of a purported “order.” Note how there is no signature of a judge. But even if we were to accept “digital” signatures, there is no name printed digitally. Rather, there is merely an /s/, and I don’t know what that means for digital signatures.
In the olden days, /s/ meant there is a signed copy in the file.
Is there a signed copy of the attached document in the file? I am publicly asking Matthew Johnson whether he signed this document. And if not, whether he knew it was being issued under his signature.