As I predicted the policy banning petitioners from certain areas of the courthouse grounds was unconstitutional, and a Federal judge agrees for now;

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a policy recently approved by the Minnehaha County Commission that would have restricted where petition circulators could gather signatures near two county buildings in downtown Sioux Falls.

I also predict the commission will cave on the lawsuit and this will never make the light of day in a courtroom. Unlike the city, the county isn’t real keen on fighting lawsuits, especially ones that have the constitution on their side.

While I do know the name of the former Republican Legislator who pushed a petitioner, I am keeping that under wraps for now just in case it becomes an issue in court.

Maybe our new auditor needs to read Kristi Noem’s book, because she could use some help in her second rodeo.

4 Thoughts on “Minnehaha County Commission will cave on 1st Amendment case

  1. D@ily Spin on May 14, 2023 at 7:02 pm said:

    It’s not worth lengthy unjustified litigation. Now, how many fanatics? It’s gonna get hard to find a parking space or get in the door.

  2. Very Stable Genius on May 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm said:

    A county auditor counts our ballots, but hates direct democracy. Perhaps, you could call it a form of American exceptionalism, but to accept that would require you to be less direct in your understanding of what a democracy really is and needs to be to survive.

  3. Donald Pay on May 15, 2023 at 7:24 pm said:

    Caving would be the smart thing to do. The sooner they bail, the less money they’ll have to donate to the Jim Leach Retirement Fund.

  4. scott on May 15, 2023 at 9:40 pm said:

    i’m surprised we haven’t heard from legal expert mike z on this matter.

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