Ballot Initiative Law Declared Illegal; State Appeals
A legal challenge to a dead law goes before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
In 2019, the South Dakota legislature put restrictions on proponents of ballot initiatives.
In January 2020, a federal judge found the law to be unconstitutional.
The 2020 legislature replaced it with a new law, but the state still appealed the judge's ruling on the old one.
Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB. Listen here: