Briggs and Morgan Secures Historic Victory for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

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November 16, 2017

The Minnesota Supreme Court has filed its decision to uphold Governor Mark Dayton's line-item veto of the Legislature's operating budget. The Court held that the veto was authorized by the constitution and that it did not cause an unconstitutional result. The Court reversed and vacated the district court judgment, which had reinstated the Legislative appropriations, and remanded the case to dismiss with prejudice the Legislatures’ complaint. The Briggs and Morgan legal team that represented Governor Dayton included attorneys Sam Hanson, Scott Knudson, Scott Flaherty, and Emily Peterson.

This case and ruling has received significant media coverage. See below.