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SD's Deadline For Initiated Measure Petitions Violates Free Speech

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.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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