New ACLU Head Says Protecting Constitution Is CriticalLongtime Twin Cities attorney John Gordon was named executive director of the organization's Minnesota chapter Thursday.
Twin Cities Muslim Leader Reacts To Trump ControversyRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump made waves Monday when he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S." In his statement, Trump said he wants the shutdown because he says there is great hatred towards Americans by the Muslim population.
Good Question: Where Are Journalists Allowed To Go?Following the resignation of the president of University of Missouri Monday, protestors at the school tried to physically block the press from covering their demonstrations. So, where are journalists allowed to go? Good Question.
MN Court Of Appeals: Warrant Needed Before Giving DWI Blood TestThe Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday declaring that law enforcement must have a warrant before giving a blood test to a suspected impaired driver. The opinion, written by Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, states that the 2012 subdivision of Minnesota's Driving While Impaired laws that makes it a crime for refusal to submit to a chemical test -- blood, breath or urine -- is unconstitutional.
Ritchie Reflects On 8 Eventful Years As Secretary Of StateThe final election results are in: Minnesota had its lowest voter turnout since 1986. The state canvassing board officially certified the 2014 voter turnout at 50.5 percent. It's one of the last official acts for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
Senators Backs Higher Bar For Voter Amendments Proposed amendments to Minnesota's Constitution would be less frequent under a proposal backed by a state Senate committee. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk told the Senate State Government Committee Monday that it should be harder to change the state constitution.
Good Question: What Is Clemency? The editorial board of America's largest newspaper, the New York Times, says a man the government calls a traitor should be given a deal. Last year, Edward Snowden stole and then leaked top secret documents about how the National Security Agency gathers its information. He's been living in Russia, because he could end up in prison for life if he comes home.
Good Question: Can A Member Of Congress Be Recalled? Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn't subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.
Esme's Blog: What A Difference 1 Year Makes For Gay MarriageLast summer almost all political experts predicted Minnesota would pass a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage. Not only was that amendment defeated in November, but Minnesota legalized gay marriage last month.
Good Question: Can A State Secede From The Union?But can a state really secede from the United States?
Reality Check: Amendment Ad Makes Questionable Claims The fight over a constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would ban gay marriage took a new turn Thursday. A new TV ad warns of dire consequences if the amendment fails.
Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To FollowThe Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme CourtPresident Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn't have had a worse week.
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Gay Rights Group Alleges Violation Of Disclosure Rules A national gay rights group is calling for an investigation of disclosure reports filed by groups promoting an amendment to the Minnesota constitution to ban gay marriage.