Watch the fourteenth episode of Minnesota Law Weekly. Upper Midwest Law Center attorney James Dickey discusses one of Minnesota’s most underrated issues: Government Transparency. Recently, UMLC filed a lawsuit in Minnesota District Court against the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Commissioner Steve Grove on behalf of Journalist Tony Webster over DEED’s failure to provide Mr. Webster answers to data requests.
The Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC) filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Minnesota law that restricts free speech around election-related issues, including speech about the eligibility to vote in Minnesota elections. The law, which took effect June 15, 2023, imposes criminal and civil penalties on individuals who knowingly make materially false statements within 60 days of an election with the intent to impede or prevent another person from exercising their right to vote.