ALERT - MN Supreme Court reviews media access to absentee ballots

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October 29, 2010

The Case and Holding
KSTP-TV v. Ramsey County. Television stations sued for access to rejected absentee ballots from the Coleman-Franken election.  The district court granted the TV stations access under the state Government Data Practices Act, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed, declaring that sealed absentee ballots are not public data.

Amicus Participation
No amici curiae have requested permission for participation.  Amicus requests are due by Wednesday, November 3.

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