Minnesota’s Supreme Court hears arguments from Republican backed attorneys who object to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie giving a more descriptive title to the two constitutional amendments scheduled to be on the Minnesota November election ballot.
Ritchie says state law explicitly says the Secretary of State shall title the amendments which are “Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples” and “Changes to in-person & absentee voting & voter registration; provisional ballots.”
Republicans would like names that don’t reflect that the amendment limit rights or make changes in absentee voting and set up a whole new system of voting with provisional ballots.
Background documents on this case can be found here. Continue reading for post court news conferences.
Alan Gilbert, Attorney for State of Minnesota:
Jordan Lorence, Attorney for petitioners:
Chuck Samuelson, MN ACLU
Dan McGrath with Minnesota Majority: