The arguments are scheduled to begin at 9 AM.
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.
A12-1149 Limmer, et al., Petitioners, vs. Ritchie, Respondent, Swanson, RespondentClick to subscribe
The full name of this case is:
Warren Limmer, Steve Gottwalt, Dan Hall, Steve Drazkowski, Sean Nienow, Paul Gazelka, Julianne Ortman, Peggy Scott, Michelle Benson, Ernie Leidiger, Bob Dettmer, Glenn Gruenhagen, Bob Gunther, Joyce Peppin and Mike Benson, all individuals, registered voters and members of the Minnesota Legislature; John Helmberger, an individual and registered voter; Minnesota for Marriage, an association of individuals and registered ballot committee, Petitioners, vs. Mark Ritchie, in his official capacity as Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota, Lori Swanson, in her official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Minnesota, Respondents
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