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:

June 17, 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: I filed a brief on the attorney's fees issue on May 30.  On that day, the Court of Appeals also ordered the two appeals consolidated for the remaining briefs and oral argument.  The DFL's combined brief on both the merits and attorney's fees is due on July 2.  Oral argument has not yet been scheduled.

 

            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.  Our brief in support of the summary judgment motion was filed on May 30, 2003.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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