Samuels v. City of MinneapolisAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the district court granting Respondents' petition to strike a revised question from the ballot, holding that the district court erred.
Respondents filed a petition to correct the language the Minneapolis City Council had approved for a question that was on the ballot for the 2021 city election. The district court granted the petition, and the City Council approved revised ballot language that same day. Respondents then (1) moved to amend the judgment and injunction to encompass the revised ballot language, and (2) filed a petition under Minn. Stat. 204B.44 asking the district court to strike the revised question from the ballot. The district court granted the motion and the petition, concluding that the revised ballot language was misleading. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the current ballot language met the standard set forth in Breza v. Kiffmeyer, 723 N.W.2d 633 (Minn. 2006).