Groups that are challenging the proposed Constitutional amendment that would require an ID to vote filed paperwork with the Minnesota Supreme Court in advance of the hearing later this month. They say if the court approves the ballot question as is, it will send the message that the Legislature is free to mislead or deceive voters.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
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U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M
The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.
Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan
A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.
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Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side
The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned
Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.
Man rescued from Stearns County lake after waves capsize boat
The 66-year-old was uninjured.
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Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum
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Secretary of State: MN needs final word on Voter ID language by late August
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie tells the Minnesota Supreme Court that election officials need to know by August 27th whether the voter ID question will be on the November ballot. The Legislature voted to put the Constitutional amendment before voters. But a lawsuit claims the question is misleading and should be changed or left off the ballot. Justices will hear arguments in the case on July 17th.
ACLU leads challenge to voter ID amendment
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday afternoon in a lawsuit aimed at keeping the voter ID constitutional amendment off of the statewide ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, League of Women Voters Minnesota and other anti-amendment groups are asking the court to strike down the ballot question. They claim its wording is too vague and misleading.
Supreme Court sets date to hear Voter ID arguments
Critics of the Voter ID question on Minnesota's fall ballot will have their day in court on July 17th. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments then on a petition to have the question removed from the ballot. Four groups argue the question does not accurately describe the amendment.
Backers of voter ID hope to intervene in lawsuit
Opponents of proposed Constitutional amendment requiring that voters show a photo ID have filed a lawsuit asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to take the question off the November ballot. Now a group supporting voter ID wants to intervene in the suit. Members of Minnesota Majority are not confident state officials will vigorously defend the amendment question at next month's hearing.
Supreme Court won't extend time limits as lawyers argue amendment titles
Minnesota Supreme Court justices will hear arguments Tuesday about the titles of the Constitutional amendments that will appear on the fall ballot. Backers of the marriage and voter ID amendments want the court to get rid of the titles supplied by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and restore the original titles the Legislature wrote. The court refused to extend the time limits for attorneys to make their arguments.
Justices hear lawyers for administration, Legislature spar over amendment titles
The Dayton administration argues a 1919 law gives the Secretary of State the power to write the titles of Constitutional amendments that appear on the ballot. Lawyers for the Legislature say the Constitution gives lawmakers that authority. Supreme Court justices will need to decide who's right before the end of August, so this fall's ballots can be prepared.
Voter ID amendment advances at Capitol
Proposals for a constitutional amendment requiring photo IDs at polls are just a step away from reaching the House and Senate floors, MinnPost reports. Constitutional amendments, if approved by the Legislature, go straight to voters. They do not require Gov. Dayton's signature, so he cannot veto them.
Stunner: Voter ID amendment fails
In a shocking upset, the voter ID amendment has failed, and by a sizable margin. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, the "no" votes led by nearly 8 percentage points, MPR says. The measure would have amended the state constitution to require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls.
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