Source: (2002) Supreme Court of Minnesota. Downloaded 21 February 2005.This document presents the ruling of the Supreme Court of Minnesota in the appeal of a case by Signe Elissee Pearson against the State of Minnesota. A sentencing circle, in providing a sanction against an offender following a plea agreement, had recommended to a district court a stay of adjudication of a felony theft count against Signe Elissee Pearson. The district court followed this recommendation and stayed adjudication. The State of Minnesota appealed, and the court of appeals reversed the district court. In this ruling, the state Supreme Court reverses the ruling of the court of appeals, thus upholding the district court and the recommendation of the sentencing circle.