As we near the November elections, the Minnesota Supreme Court
handed down their ruling this week regarding language of the voter ID &
marriage constitutional amendments on the ballots of Minnesota voters.
In their 4-2 decision, the majority made clear that they were not
speaking to the merits of the amendments, which would require voters to present
a photo ID to vote in Minnesota elections and define marriage as between one
man and one woman. Both amendments were put on the ballot by the
Republican-controlled legislature during this year’s legislative session.
The court stopped Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a Democrat, from writing
titles for the amendments on the ballot. The court determined that the
language is a political decision best left to legislators, and the Minnesota
Legislature provided titles in the bills as passed.
This decision is seen by many as a huge victory for the GOP.
However, even if the amendments pass, there may be future legal
challenges. Read more about these exciting election season legal issues: