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Apr 30, 2014

The Capitol Note: Medical marijuana proposal continues forward, fate unclear

A medical marijuana proposal is moving to another committee in a continued sprint toward an uncertain future.

Dec 16, 2013

The Capitol Note: Online voter registration gets day in court

Attorney Erick Kaardal said the misuse of taxpayer funds amounted to an ongoing "injury" to his clients.

Nov 5, 2013

News links: Ritchie’s online registration hit with lawsuit from GOP legislators

If the lawsuit is successful, the registry system launched in launched in late September would be halted until legislative action is taken.

Aug 10, 2012

Dayton weighs would-be Supremes

There are a few rites of passage Gov. Mark Dayton has yet to undertake since entering office two years ago, and appointing a justice to the Minnesota Supreme Court is one of them.

Jul 27, 2012

Court set to hear amendment title arguments

Conservatives looking forward to seeing two of their signature issues voted on this November as constitutional amendments were outraged when Secretary of State Mark Ritchie unveiled the titles that will introduce the questions on the ballot.

Feb 29, 2012

Paper Trail: Republican ties to Voter ID lawsuit

GOP Rep. Sondra Erickson is herself a plaintiff on the suit, and attorney Erick Kaardal -- who represented Republican lawmakers during 2011's government shutdown -- is involved as well.

Jul 22, 2011

Gearin: ‘I’ve had the chief judgeship from hell’

Since before the state government shutdown even began, it was clear where the impasse was headed if neither governor nor Legislature blinked: straight to the courtroom of Ramsey County District Court Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin.

Jul 22, 2011

Supreme Court hearing postponed indefinitely

Gildea did, however, hint that arguments could be heard later, writing that "counsel will be notified at a later date regarding oral argument."

Jul 20, 2011

Attorney: Constitutional challenge to shutdown spending will proceed

Attorney Erick Kaardal says core separation of powers and constitutional questions remain and deserve a resolution.

Jul 13, 2011

Government shutdown softened by series of court rulings and reversals of position

By all accounts, the Dayton administration’s shutdown playbook went something like this: Limited to only the most essential, core services, a hard but short-lived shuttering of state government would ramp up the pressure on intransigent Republicans and push the Legislature toward compromise.

Jul 11, 2011

Supreme Court: Constitutional challenge will be heard July 27

A suit filed by six Republican members of the Legislature will proceed to arguments before the Supreme Court July 27.

Jun 22, 2011

Supreme Court dismisses GOP senators’ claim

The dismissal, issued without prejudice, leaves the lawmakers to take up their claim with the rest of the shutdown case in Ramsey County Court, but also leaves the door open to refile after that decision is handed out.

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