STATE OF MINNESOTA

Office of the Attorney General

 

 


TO:

JEANNE OLSON

Executive Director

Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board
190 Centennial Office Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155

DATE:

January 7, 2003

 

FROM:

GREGORY P. HUWE

Assistant Attorney General

525 Park Street, #200

St. Paul, MN  55103-2106

PHONE:

(651) 297-1223 (Voice)

(651) 297-1235 (Fax)

(651) 282-2525 (TTY)

 

 

SUBJECT:

Status Report of Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board Matters

 

 

 

I.          Major Cases/Major Issues:

 

            Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board vs. Minnesota DFL: Judge Lindman ruled in favor of the DFL in this declaratory judgment action. A copy of the decision is included in the Board materials. The Board will be asked to decide whether to appeal the decision, seek a legislative change, or take other action in response to the order.

 

            Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, et al. v. Kelley, et al. This is a First Amendment challenge to various provisions of Chapter 10A, filed in United States District Court. Plaintiffs served an amended complaint on November 15, 2002, and the State served its Answer on December 4. We are preparing motion papers and a brief in anticipation of motions for summary judgment.

 

II.        Enforcement Matters:

            For the status of other enforcement matters that have been referred to the Attorney General's Office, please see the enclosed chart.