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St. Paul City Attorney Lyndsey Olson has filed a defamation lawsuit against state Rep. John Lesch. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that Lesch does not have legislative immunity in the case. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)
St. Paul City Attorney Lyndsey Olson has filed a defamation lawsuit against state Rep. John Lesch. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that Lesch does not have legislative immunity in the case. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

Lesch not immune from defamation suit

Court of Appeals says his derogatory letter wasn’t ‘legislative activity’

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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