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supreme court hears challenge to governor’s veto power


bismarck, n.d. (ap) — the north dakota supreme court is hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed by the republican-led legislature challenging the veto powers of gov. doug burgum.lawmakers allege the republican governor violated his line-item veto power last spring by deleting words or phrases on several spending bills in a way that changed intent.burgum issued a statement monday which said he looks forward to resolving a lawsuit “initiated by a small group of legislators at significant cost to taxpayers.”while the high court hears arguments monday, it will not immediately make a ruling.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeks






governor pushes for bill to give her office line-item veto


providence, r.i. (ap) — gov. gina raimondo is pushing for a bill that would give the governor power to veto parts of the state budget.the democratic governor told the providence journal that she’s launching a stronger push for line-item veto power this year.most states already allow governors to strike individual budget items without having to veto an entire appropriations bill.last year, lawmakers voted to study what would happen if the governor had power to veto parts of the state budget.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.state sen. leonidas raptakis reintroduced legislation in january to give voters the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment granting the governor line-item veto power.the democratic senator says it’s a “good government reform bill” that he fe






legal battle over budget veto rests with supreme court


st. paul, minn. — the fate of the legal battle between gov. mark dayton and republican lawmakers now rests with the minnesota supreme court.the two sides took their disagreement surrounding the democratic governor's veto of the legislature's $130 million operating budget to the state's highest court monday. dayton line-item vetoed their funding to force top republicans to rework major tax breaks and other measures he signed into law earlier this year.lawmakers sued and a lower court agreed, ruling the action unconstitutional. dayton appealed.lawmakers' attorney, doug kelley, argues dayton's veto "abolished" the legislature. but opposing attorney sam hanson says the constitution clearly gives the governor authority to line-item veto funding.it's unclear when a final decision may come.






texas court hears case to limit gay marriage legalization


austin, texas (ap) — the texas supreme court is hearing arguments in a case that conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.the all-republican court initially refused to hear the lawsuit, which challenged houston’s decision to offer same-sex spousal benefits to municipal employees. the court deferred to the u.s. supreme court declaring gay marriage constitutional.but the court reversed itself last month amid pressure from texas’ governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and leading religious and conservative activists. they argue that the case may help texas limit the scope of the u.s. supreme court ruling, especially in how it’s applied at the state level.houston officials argue the case is a matter of settled






alaska court hears dispute over oil-wealth fund checks


juneau, alaska — an alaska lawmaker made one last legal push tuesday to put about $1,000 back in the hands of nearly every state resident for their share of alaska's oil wealth.sen. bill wielechowski argued before the alaska supreme court in anchorage that gov. bill walker last year exceeded his authority when he reduced the size of the yearly checks by about half.wielechowski, an anchorage democrat, hopes to reverse the governor's action after losing in superior court in november. he was peppered with questions by justices during his arguments tuesday.the supreme court did not issue an immediate ruling.walker, a republican-turned-independent, last year cut the amount available for alaska permanent fund dividend checks after lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to address the state's multib






supreme court backs dayton veto of legislature budget


st. paul, minn. — the minnesota supreme court said friday that gov. mark dayton's veto of the legislature's budget was constitutional and ordered the two sides into mediation, a setback for republican legislative leaders in their legal fight with the democratic governor.the high court's order gives dayton and legislative leaders until tuesday to hire a mediator to work out their differences to secure permanent funding for the legislature — or else the court would find one for them.delivered late friday afternoon, the supreme court's was nuanced. it said dayton's action was constitutional, yet didn't explicitly reverse a lower court's decision that nullified the governor's line-item veto as an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers.instead, the high court hoped the two sides






fact check: trump's messy case that he inherited a mess


the 9th circuit is by far the largest of the 13 federal courts of appeals. in raw numbers, more cases are heard and reversed from the 9th circuit year in and year out. but as a percentage of cases the supreme court hears, the liberal-leaning circuit fares somewhat better, according to statistical compilations by scotusblog.most cases decided by appeals courts aren't appealed to the supreme court, and the high court only accepts a small percentage of those for review.but the very act of the supreme court's agreeing to hear a case means the odds are it will be overturned; the court reverses about two-thirds of the cases it hears.associated press writers robert burns, mark sherman and jim drinkard contributed to this report.






supreme court tosses budget standoff back to legislators and governor


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.the n.m. supreme court has rejected a petition from the legislative council that sought to overturn gov. susana martinez’s vetoes of all funding for higher education and the legislature.the high court also cancelled a hearing that was scheduled for monday in the case.the supreme court agreed on thursday with martinez’s argument that there is still time for the governor and lawmakers to resolve the dispute over funding for the fiscal year that begins july 1. martinez has called a special session of the legislature for may 24 at the roundhouse in santa fe to address the situation.because of that, the legislative council’s petition is “not ripe” for judicial review, the order from the supreme court states. all five ju






sports betting, states' rights on tap at supreme court


the supreme court hears a case from new jersey monday that combines college and pro sports, gambling and the 225-year-old concept of federalism.        






supreme court tosses budget standoff back to legislators and governor


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.this is a breaking news article that will be updated.the n.m. supreme court has rejected a petition from the legislative council that sought to overturn gov. susana martinez’s vetoes of all funding for higher education and the legislature.the high court also cancelled a hearing that was scheduled for monday in the case.the supreme court agreed with martinez’s argument that there is still time for the governor and lawmakers to resolve the dispute over funding for the fiscal year that begins july 1. martinez has called a special session of the legislature for may 24 at the roundhouse in santa fe to address the situation.because of that, the legislative council’s petition is “not ripe” for judicial review, the order f






supreme court tosses budget standoff back to legislators and governor


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.this is a breaking news article that will be updated.the n.m. supreme court has rejected a petition from the legislative council that sought to overturn gov. susana martinez’s vetoes of all funding for higher education and the legislature.the high court also cancelled a hearing that was scheduled for monday in the case.the supreme court agreed with martinez’s argument that there is still time for the governor and lawmakers to resolve the dispute over funding for the fiscal year that begins july 1. martinez has called a special session of the legislature for may 24 at the roundhouse in santa fe to address the situation.because of that, the legislative council’s petition is “not ripe” for judicial review, the order f






texas supreme court hears challenge on same-sex marriage rights


two houston taxpayers, backed by texas republican leaders, on wednesday challenged houston’s spousal benefits for same-sex couples, asking the state’s highest civil court to re-examine parts of a landmark 2015 u.s. supreme court ruling that legalized gay marriage.lawyers for houston said in opening arguments at the texas supreme court that the u.s. supreme court has decided that same-sex marriages should be treated equally nationwide and its decision means houston is obliged to provide the benefits.human rights groups contend the case tries to erode the u.s. supreme court’s decision on an already-settled matter. petitioners countered the top u.s. court’s decision on same-sex marriage is poorly reasoned and the couples are not entitled to the spousal employment benefits.“a state court’s ult






supreme court to rule on state efforts to purge voters


the supreme court hears an ohio case wednesday that could affect the way states purge voters from registration rolls.        






california ban on gay conversion therapy allowed by supreme court


washington (ap) — the supreme court has again rejected a challenge to california’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapy.the justices did not comment monday in turning away an appeal from a san diego minister and others who argued the law violated their first amendment religious freedoms.the federal appeals court in san francisco had previously upheld the law in dismissing the constitutional challenge.gov. jerry brown signed the ban into law in late 2012. since then, the supreme court has rejected efforts to upend the california law and a similar ban in new jersey.






rod blagojevich likely down to last legal hope as u.s. supreme court decides whe


nearly a decade after his predawn arrest on sweeping corruption charges, former gov. rod blagojevich is likely down to his last legal hope monday as the u.s. supreme court is expected to announce whether it will take up his appeal.blagojevich, who is about halfway through serving a 14-year prison sentence, has asked the nation’s highest court to settle what his lawyers say are conflicting signals from lower courts on the line between legal campaign fundraising and horse trading and criminal fraud.the supreme court considered blagojevich’s case at a conference friday and could announce its decision as soon as 8 a.m. chicago time, court records show.it’s unlikely that blagojevich’s case will be on the list, as the supreme court typically hears only about 1 percent of the approximately 8,000






supreme court takes up battle between dayton, legislature


a high-stakes legal battle between gov. mark dayton and the state legislature is now in the hands of the state's top court, with six justices weighing a decision that both sides say would leave the other with an unprecedented amount of power over state government.the minnesota supreme court heard arguments monday in the lawsuit filed by republican legislative leaders after the dfl governor vetoed state funding earlier this year for the state house and senate. a lower-court judge earlier ruled dayton's maneuver was unconstitutional, which the governor appealed.with minnesota government's separation of powers in the balance, the 90-minute hearing in the high court's historic state capitol chambers was lively. as dayton himself and several top legislative leaders looked on, the justices peppe






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gov. dayton's line-item veto of legislature's budget upheld


the minnesota supreme court has upheld gov. mark dayton’s veto of the budget of the state house and senate, capping a costly and divisive legal battle between the dfl governor and republican legislative leaders.the high court ruled thursday that dayton was acting within his powers when he line-item vetoed legislative funding during a budget dispute in may. the ruling further said that the legislative branch has access to enough money to continue to function — and that the state constitution does not authorize the judicial branch to order more funding for the legislature.the court did not weigh in on another key question of the dispute: whether dayton’s veto violated the constitution by coercing the legislature. in writing the majority opinion, chief justice lorie skjerven gildea said the c






supreme court weighs law banning sex offenders from facebook


raleigh, n.c. — the u.s. supreme court is taking up the case of a north carolina man who beat a traffic ticket and posted about his victory on facebook, a place he was forbidden to be.the supreme court hears arguments monday as 36-year-old lester packingham jr. claims a state law violates his constitutional rights to free speech by banning convicted sex offenders like him from social media sites.packingham's conviction for violating the social-media ban was upheld by north carolina's highest court in a divided ruling.the state supreme court said the law addressed websites that might allow sex offenders to gather information about or communicate with minors. dissenting state justices disagreed, saying the ban goes too far and could outlaw reading the new york times and food network web site






u.s. supreme court hears arguments in dispute over st. croix riverfront lot


siblings say zoning restrictions wrongly interfere with its sale.






supreme court weighs privacy rights in digital age in pivotal cellphone case


the supreme court hears a case about cellphone location data wednesday that could have a major impact on privacy rights in the digital age.        






anti-union challengers are on the verge of victory at supreme court


four workers from california and illinois have reached the pinnacle of their challenge to public employee unions at the supreme court.        






it's all good: gov. jerry brown (again) signs a budget without any vetoed spendi


gov. jerry brown holds two unique records when it comes to state budgets. no governor has signed more of them, and none in modern times have been as hesitant to veto items they don't like.in the budget he signed on monday, brown made no changes. it's not the first time. this was brown's second consecutive budget in which he took no veto actions, and his third veto-free budget since 1982.governors have line-item veto power to erase budget expenditures, decisions that aren't subject to review by the legislature. previous chief executives have used their unilateral power far more often, a way to trim spending from a variety of state budget-related programs.state documents show former gov. george deukmejian holds the modern record for the most budget changes, issuing 367 line-item vetoes on ju






ohio supreme court to hear excessive court costs challenge


columbus, ohio (ap) — the ohio supreme court will hear a convicted murderer’s challenge of what he considers to be excessive court costs.the issue before the court is whether judges should consider offenders’ future ability to pay costs when they’re asked to modify those expenses.lawyers for james dunson says it will take him years to pay off the more than $6,000 in court costs assessed after his 2013 murder conviction.the montgomery county prosecutor’s office says nothing in state law requires judges to determine whether a prisoner has a present or future ability to pay court costs.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksthe supreme court on friday scheduled oral arguments for april 24.the case comes during a national debate over whether the imposition of f






gov. dayton's line-item veto of legislature's budget upheld


the minnesota supreme court has upheld gov. mark dayton's line-item veto of the legislature's operating budget.thursday's decision hands dayton a major legal victory as he seeks to rework costly tax breaks and other measures he signed into law this spring as part of a new state budget. and it leaves the legislature on uncertain financial footing.the state's high court says dayton's veto complied with the law, and that the state constitution does not allow the courts to order funding for the legislature without an appropriation.the decision overturns a lower court ruling that deemed dayton's action unconstitutional.the legislature took initial steps earlier thursday to free up enough money to continue paying members and staff. top lawmakers say they may still run out of money in early 2018.






supreme court will hear challenge to public union fees


the supreme court agreed to hear a challenge to the fees public employee unions collect from non-members.        






supreme court won't hear challenge to california's waiting period for


gun control efforts are galvanizing the nation again, but the supreme court is remaining silent.        






federal court turns away net neutrality challenge


a federal court declined to reconsider telecommunications companies’ challenge to obama-era net neutrality rules on monday, setting the stage for a likely appeal to the supreme court.






dayton's court fight with gop mirrors standoffs in other states


a growing legal brawl between minnesota’s legislature and its governor has cast the state’s elected leader into uncharted waters with no clear path to settling a fundamental dispute about the state constitution and the exercise of political power.but minnesota is far from the only state where political dysfunction is confounding civic progress — or spilling into the courtroom. in recent years, the kind of bare-knuckle clash that fomented minnesota’s current crisis has become commonplace around the country as state-level politicians grapple with the same kind of vehement partisanship that also prevails in washington.dfl gov. mark dayton’s recent line-item veto of legislative funding is a first for minnesota, as is the republican-controlled legislature’s subsequent lawsuit asking a judge to






mediation falls apart in gop's veto battle with gov. dayton


court-ordered mediation between gov. mark dayton and republican legislative leaders collapsed friday, ending hopes that their lengthy, expensive legal battle would end soon.the mediation, ordered by the state supreme court, was short-lived. the dfl governor and gop leaders met for a day and a half before dayton announced that no progress could be made in the stalemate over his line-item veto of the house and senate budgets. the mediator agreed."after the parties expended significant efforts and exchanged proposals through a full day of mediation on [thursday] and a half day on [friday], i concluded that the mediation was at impasse, the understandable views of the parties being irreconcilable," said rick solum, the retired judge and trial attorney who had attempted to broker a deal.friday






supreme court to take up ohio’s purges of inactive voters


columbus, ohio (ap) — the supreme court will soon hear a case about ohio’s efforts to remove inactive voters from its rolls, which has become a flashpoint in a nationwide fight between democrats and republicans over access to the polls.democrats accuse republicans of trying to suppress votes from minorities and poorer people who tend to vote democratic. republicans argue they are trying to promote ballot integrity and prevent voter fraud.the issue in ohio is whether those who fail to vote in a two-year period can be targeted for removal from registration rolls even if they haven’t moved and remain eligible.only a handful of states use a process similar to ohio’s, but others could join in if the high court sides with the state.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the su






dayton legacy on line at state supreme court in funding fight


gov. mark dayton’s constitutionally risky attempt to eliminate funding for minnesota’s legislature comes before the state supreme court this week for its final judgment, with the outcome certain to shape the governor’s final year in office and color his legacy.a district court judge already ruled against dayton’s move to zero out the house and senate budgets through the line-item veto. ramsey county judge john guthmann wrote in july that dayton’s move “effectively abolished the legislature” and was unconstitutional.if the supreme court reverses guthmann’s decision, dayton will be able to withhold pay from lawmakers and staff in an effort to force republican legislative leaders back to the bargaining table on some recently enacted tax cuts and two other gop-crafted state laws that dayton si






dayton's legacy on line at minnesota supreme court in funding fight


gov. mark dayton’s constitutionally risky attempt to eliminate funding for minnesota’s legislature comes before the state supreme court this week for its final judgment, with the outcome certain to shape the governor’s final year in office and color his legacy.a district court judge already ruled against dayton’s move to zero out the house and senate budgets through the line-item veto. ramsey county judge john guthmann wrote in july that dayton’s move “effectively abolished the legislature” and was unconstitutional.if the supreme court reverses guthmann’s decision, dayton will be able to withhold pay from lawmakers and staff in an effort to force republican legislative leaders back to the bargaining table on some recently enacted tax cuts and two other gop-crafted state laws that dayton si






the latest: new mexico governor defends vetoes in court


santa fe, n.m. — the latest on new mexico's state budget crisis (all times local):5:20 p.m.new mexico gov. susana martinez is urging the state supreme court to stay out of a budget standoff with state lawmakers.the martinez administration filed a briefing friday with the high court that defends the governor's decision to veto funding to the legislature and state institutions of higher education for the coming fiscal year.it says the gop governor never abolished the legislature or any state educational institutions and notes her decision friday to call a special legislative session to rewrite the budget.the democratic-led legislature says the governor's vetoes have upset the balance of powers between branches of government outlined in the state's constitution. their lawsuit asks the supreme






book's challenge: can you do squats like justice ginsburg?


washington — personal trainer bryant johnson hears it all the time: four more years.that's how long fans of his client, 84-year-old supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg, tell him he has to keep her healthy so that a one-term president donald trump doesn't get to name the liberal justice's replacement on the supreme court.johnson's response: why just four years? why not 14?interest in the workout of the supreme court's oldest justice and in the man behind it has only grown since the election of trump, who — to be clear — says he'll occupy the white house for eight years. and it's resulted in a new workout book written by johnson, out wednesday: "the rbg workout: how she stays strong ... and you can too!"johnson said he hopes the book will show people: "you're never too old to do someth






utah residents ask supreme court to hear prairie dog case


salt lake city (ap) — southern utah residents who say federal safeguards for the utah prairie dog prevent them from doing what they want with their property are asking the u.s. supreme court to hear their case.attorneys for residents in cedar city say in a tuesday court filing that a march decision by an appeals court to strip utah state officials of control of the burrowing critters amounts to “untrammeled federal intrusion.”a state plan that went into place after a lower court judge in 2014 sided with the residents expanded where wildlife officials could remove prairie dogs and gave residents the option to seek permission to kill nuance prairie dogs.the u.s. fish and wildlife service appealed that decision and won at the appeals court level.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 f






texas court hears case that could end local plastic bag bans


austin, texas (ap) — texas’ highest civil court is discussing a border city’s ban on plastic bags and could ultimately decide to end such prohibitions statewide.the laredo merchants association is challenging its city’s ban on distributing single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and other shops.the association argued before the texas supreme court on thursday that existing state law on solid waste disposal supersedes the local ordinance designed to prevent litter. many texas cities have plastic bag bans, including austin.a lower court sided with laredo, but that was reversed on appeal, prompting state supreme court arguments.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.conservatives in the state legislature have for years tried unsuccessfully to ban all local plastic bag ban






court hears challenge of texas’ judicial elections system


austin, texas (ap) — a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether texas’ statewide elections to choose judges for its highest criminal and civil courts violate the voting rights act by deliberately diluting hispanic voting power.a coalition of hispanic and civil rights advocates has sued and is seeking single-member districts for the court of criminal appeals and supreme court. similar systems are used by some city councils.proponents argue they could create districts empowering hispanic voters in west texas and the rio grande valley, better reflecting a booming latino population.both courts are all-republican. a democrat hasn’t won statewide office in texas since 1994.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.u.s. district judge nelva gonzales ramos, who has previously






supreme court to hear microsoft case on emails, customer data stored overseas


washington—technology companies will square off with law enforcement on tuesday as the supreme court hears arguments on whether emails and other customer data stored overseas are subject to u.s. search warrants.the case is one of several legal battles on law-enforcement access to private online data, and it requires the justices to interpret a law that congress wrote before email and cloud computing were part of everyday life.a...






partisanship in pennsylvania isn't confined to its congressional map


critics of partisan gerrymandering are rightly celebrating the u.s. supreme court's refusal to throw a lifeline to pennsylvania republicans trying to preserve a congressional map that gives them an unfair advantage.on monday justice samuel a. alito jr. rejected an emergency request by republican legislative leaders for a stay of a jan. 22 pennsylvania supreme court decision striking down a map of congressional districts drawn by the gop-controlled legislature. in 2016, that map resulted in a house delegation of 13 republicans and five democrats.advertisementthe republicans' request for a stay was something of a hail mary pass, because the pennsylvania supreme court decision was based on the pennsylvania constitution. (considering a challenge brought under the u.s. constitution, a three-jud






supreme court adds texas election districts challenge to others from wisconsin,


the way state legislatures draw election districts for political gain is coming to dominate the supreme court's docket.        






new mexico’s veto problem


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.netthe office of the governor at the roundhouse in santa fe.commentary: normally new mexico has a bit of a veto problem, but this year was different. in the 2017 session we saw a veto avalanche, although the crisis seemed tame next to our budget apocalypse. now that the budget dust is clearing, it may be worthwhile to examine the veto system separately to see if problems could have been avoided with a process less susceptible to abuse.so let’s take a look at some veto facts. in the 2015 legislative session gov. susana martinez vetoed 33 bills; in 2017 she vetoed 140 bills. in 2015 she vetoed 14 bills that passed unanimously in both the senate and the house; in 2017 she vetoed 55 bills that passed unanimously. you can see that 2017 is a different order of magnit






new mexico’s veto problem


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.netthe office of the governor at the roundhouse in santa fe.commentary: normally new mexico has a bit of a veto problem, but this year was different. in the 2017 session we saw a veto avalanche, although the crisis seemed tame next to our budget apocalypse. now that the budget dust is clearing, it may be worthwhile to examine the veto system separately to see if problems could have been avoided with a process less susceptible to abuse.so let’s take a look at some veto facts. in the 2015 legislative session gov. susana martinez vetoed 33 bills; in 2017 she vetoed 140 bills. in 2015 she vetoed 14 bills that passed unanimously in both the senate and the house; in 2017 she vetoed 55 bills that passed unanimously. you can see that 2017 is a different order of magnit






alaska court to hear dispute over oil-wealth fund checks


juneau, alaska (ap) — an alaska lawmaker is making one last legal push to put about $1,000 back in the hands of nearly every state resident for their share of alaska’s oil wealth.sen. bill wielechowski was expected to argue tuesday to the alaska supreme court that gov. bill walker last year exceeded his authority to reduce the size of the yearly checks by about half.wielechowski, an anchorage democrat, hopes to reverse the governor’s action after losing in superior court in november.walker, a republican-turned-independent, last year cut the amount available for alaska permanent fund dividend checks after lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit. the state, which relies heavily on oil revenue to fund government services, has been using savings t






public employee union fees raise ire at supreme court but key justice remains si


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dayton, legislative leaders head to court over funding


st. paul, minn. — gov. mark dayton and the legislature are headed to court in their dispute over the governor's veto of the legislature's funding.dayton's veto following a special session was aimed at reopening negotiations on tax changes that he says favor the wealthy. republican legislative leaders say his move is unconstitutional.without the money, paychecks will eventually stop for lawmakers and hundreds of support employees. the two sides reached a deal on friday to delay that until october.






alaska court upholds cut to checks from oil-wealth fund


juneau, alaska — the alaska supreme court has ruled that gov. bill walker acted within his authority in reducing the amount set aside for checks to state residents from alaska’s oil-wealth fund last year.the decision released friday sided with the state, as a lower court had, in the dispute over alaska permanent fund dividends.the case was brought by democratic state sen. bill wielechowski and two former legislators, who argued that the alaska permanent fund corp. last year was required by law to make available nearly $1.4 billion from the fund’s earnings reserve for dividends, despite walker’s veto.walker, a one-time republican no longer affiliated with a political party, had cut the amount available for dividend checks after lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to address a multibillion-d






gov. dayton's line-item veto of legislature's budget upheld


the minnesota supreme court has upheld gov. mark dayton's veto of the budget of the state house and senate.the high court ruled thursday that dayton's line-item veto "complied with the plain language ... of the minnesota constitution." the ruling further said that the constitution does not authorize the judiciary branch to order funding for the legislature.in writing the majority opinion, chief justice lorie skjerven gildea also said the legislature has access to enough money currently to keep functioning until february, when its next session is scheduled to convene."we conclude that the legislature currently has access to at least $26 million and, should the legislature choose, up to $40 million, in appropriated, unencumbered funds," gildea wrote. only justice barry anderson dissented, ar






gov. dayton's line-item veto of legislature's budget upheld


the minnesota supreme court has upheld gov. mark dayton's veto of the budget of the state house and senate.the high court ruled thursday that dayton's line-item veto "complied with the plain language ... of the minnesota constitution." the ruling further said that the constitution does not authorize the judiciary branch to order funding for the legislature.in writing the majority opinion, chief justice lorie skjerven gildea also said the legislature has access to enough money currently to keep functioning until february, when its next session is scheduled to convene."we conclude that the legislature currently has access to at least $26 million and, should the legislature choose, up to $40 million, in appropriated, unencumbered funds," gildea wrote. only justice barry anderson dissented, ar






supreme court hears immigrant detention case


the supreme court’s liberal justices dominated discussion tuesday about the prolonged detention of immigrants facing deportation, expressing concern about the government holding noncitizens indefinitely without a hearing.at issue is whether immigrants slated for deportation have the right to a bail hearing and possible release after six months if they are not a flight risk and pose no danger. the conservative justices were less vocal but expressed skepticism about whether the court should be setting firm deadlines for hearings in immigration cases. a lawyer for the trump administration told the high court that noncitizens — whether legal or illegal immigrants — have no constitutional right to be in the u.s. the justices are taking a second look at the issue after an evenly divided court co