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.
The Upper Midwest Law Center celebrates two significant victories in unemployment cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals (COA). The court ruled in favor of Mitchel Benish and Rachel Millington in Benish v. Berkley Risk Administrators Trust Company, LLC and Millington v. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, respectively, reversing the denial of unemployment benefits and recognizing their religious beliefs as valid grounds for declining to comply with their employers' COVID-19 vaccination policies.

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