CONSTITUTIONAL

GOP Convention Wraps Up in Minnesota: Latest on the Nominations

EARLIER TODAY, THE G–O–P ENDORSED JEFF JOHNSON  FOR GOVERNOR...

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Republican Party  wrapped up their convention in Duluth. Earlier today, the GOP endorsed Jeff Johnson for Governor and candidates for the state’s constitutional offices. “Are we a party of the political class, the wealthiest donors, the lobbyists, or are we a party of grass roots republicans?” Johnson said. The Minnesota GOP endorsed Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff…

ND Constitutional Carry Law: Loaded Guns Allowed in Vehicles with Proper ID

The state's constitutional carry law took effect in August

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is clearing up some confusion surrounding the state’s constitutional-carry law. Stenehjem says drivers may store a loaded gun in their vehicle, but if stopped by law enforcement, they must show proper state identification. He says showing a valid state driver’s license is the “equivalent of a valid concealed weapons license”…

Constitutional Carry: Loaded Firearms Not Allowed in Vehicles

A new law in North Dakota does not allow loaded guns in vehicles for people without a permit

BISMARCK, ND — A North Dakota representative said oversight in the new constitutional carry law prohibits loaded firearms inside vehicles. People can still have a firearm in their vehicle as long as it is not loaded with any active shells. According to the law’s text, anyone in violation of this could be charged with a class B misdemeanor. North Dakota…

Case Concerning Minnesota’s Sex Offender Treatment Program on Hold

Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional

  MINNESOTA — A federal judge has stayed further proceedings in a class-action lawsuit over Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program. Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank declared the program “unconstitutional” in 2015 because only a handful of offenders had ever…

St. Cloud Case of Loaded AK-47 Rights Violation Dismissed by Federal Judge

The judge ruled the city's law is constitutional

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a St. Cloud man who says his rights were violated when he was ticketed for carrying a loaded AK-47 as he walked down city streets in 2014. Tyler Gottwalt also filed a lawsuit against three officers of the St. Cloud Police Department, saying he was fined…