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SD's Deadline For Initiated Measure Petitions Violates Free Speech

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South Dakota's deadline for voter-initiated petitions to change laws is unconstitutionally long. That's the decision of Federal Circuit Judge Charles Kornmann issued on Monday, Aug. 30.

Current law requires petitions to be filed with the Secretary of State a year before they appear on the ballot.

Judge Kornmann has upheld the year-long deadline for amendments to the state constitution.

Victoria Wicks reports for SDPB.

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