SDVoice v. Noem Appeal Heard At 8th Circuit

Dec 16, 2020

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Wednesday, Dec. 16, in a case titled SDVoice et al. v. Kristi L. Noem, et al. In January this year, a federal judge ruled that 2019 legal restrictions on the ballot initiative process were unconstitutional. The governor, attorney general, and secretary of state challenged that ruling, even though that 2019 law has been replaced. Victoria Wicks reports on this appeal for SDPB.

Cory Heidelberger chairs SDVoice, represented before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals by Rapid City attorney Jim Leach.
Credit Courtesy of Cory Heidelberger

SD Governor Kristi Noem, represented before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals by Deputy Attorney General Jeff Tronvold.
Credit SD Governor's Office