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Mark Ritchie

Aug 27, 2012

Republican legislators laud favorable Supreme Court rulings

Republican legislators expressed vindication after the Minnesota Supreme Court sided in their favor on a pair of contentious issues relating to proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

Aug 27, 2012

MN Supreme Court orders Secretary of State to utilize Legislature’s titles for ballot questions

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Legislature has the authority to provide titles for ballot questions and ordered Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to utilize the House and Senate's titles for proposed constitutional amendments prohibiting gay marriage and requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Aug 22, 2012

Paltry turnout rekindles June primary talk

This month’s meager primary voter turnout has caused Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders from both parties to once again mull moving the primary to June. Just 9 percent of registered Minnesota voters turned out for the August 14 primary.

Aug 10, 2012

Mark Ritchie: The man they love to hate

Earlier this month, 8th Congressional District GOP activist Terry Stone drafted a letter to House Speaker Kurt Zellers. It urged Zellers to begin the unprecedented process of impeaching DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

Aug 1, 2012

Leaders in Public Policy: They came, they saw, they celebrated

It was a fine midsummer’s party and a fitting celebration of Minnesota’s formidable and abundant public policy talent.

Jul 31, 2012

Ballot question groups biding time with bank accounts

Despite the continuing legal drama surrounding the two constitutional amendments headed for this fall's ballot, the groups formed to support or defeat the amendments to outlaw gay marriage and mandate voter ID are in something of a holding pattern.

Jul 27, 2012

Special session: No shenanigans, please

Governor, legislative leaders want disaster-relief-only special session, but will they get it?

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.

Jul 9, 2012

Ritchie also changes ballot title of photo ID amendment

Just hours after Republican lawmakers and groups announced a lawsuit against Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for changing the title of a proposed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment, the two-term DFL elections chief announced he has also changed the title of Republican's proposed photo I.D. amendment.

Jul 9, 2012

Marriage amendment backers to sue Ritchie, Swanson for changing ballot title

A handful of state legislators and members of Minnesota for Marriage, the lead group campaigning in favor of the amendment, said at a Monday news conference that they have filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court against Ritchie and Swanson.

Jun 14, 2012

Panel OKs outside counsel for Legislature in Voter ID suit

The Legislature will spend $18,000 to intervene in the Voter ID suit before the Supreme Court.

Jun 13, 2012

Lawsuit tries to knock voter ID off November ballot

The national push to require voters to present photo identification at the polls is shaping up to be as much a windfall for lawyers in Minnesota as it has been elsewhere.

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