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.
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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.
Good Question: How Free Is Speech?When Hank Williams, Jr. first opened his mouth on "Fox and Friends" and didn't sing "Are you ready for some football?" he was already in trouble.