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(Golden Valley, MN) Upper Midwest Law Center’s (UMLC) lawsuit claims on behalf of Northland Baptist Church, Pastor John Bruski and Living Word Christian Center against Governor Walz’s discriminatory restrictions on Christian worship were sustained, and Attorney General Ellison’s motion to dismiss denied by Federal Court Order on March 30, 2021. These claims will go forward to trial per the Court’s Order.
(Golden Valley, MN) Upper Midwest Law Center’s (UMLC) lawsuit claims on behalf of Northland Baptist Church, Pastor John Bruski and Living Word Christian Center against Governor Walz’s discriminatory restrictions on Christian worship were sustained, and Attorney General Ellison’s motion to dismiss denied by Federal Court Order on March 30, 2021. These claims will go forward to trial per the Court’s Order.
Governor Walz’s plan to force an onerous new vehicle standards rule on Minnesotans, which had been delayed due to the COVID-19, is now proceeding. On December 21, 2020, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency published a draft rule on the new emission standards and the 60-day public comment period has begun. A hearing before an administrative law judge on the draft rule will be held February 22, 2021.
The following is a summary of the provisions of the Governor’s latest, revised ‘Emergency Order.’ The Upper Midwest Law Center has brought state and federal lawsuits challenging the Governor’s authority to issue all of his so-called ‘emergency orders’ (see descriptions of the Northland Baptist, Shady’s Bar and Snell cases in Lawsuit section of this website).

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