The Minnesota Sex Offender Civil Commitment program has drawn criticism from the federal courts for possible Constitutional Rights violations. A federal judge called on the Legislature to take immediate action to fix the program. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank stopped short of ruling the system unconstitutional, but he also refused the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit against it. In a statement responding to the judge’s ruling, Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner Lucinda Jesson said the ruling raises questions about the state’s system. She urged the legislature to address the issue. Late last year a state task force issued a report about Minnesota’s approach to treating sex offenders. Former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson led that task force, and he stopped by KFAI to talk with Rico Morales about Minnesota’s unusual system.