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Civil Liberties and Public Interest Attorney


The Constitution matters.


‚ÄčThe proliferation of rules and regulations by the legislature, cities, counties, and administrative boards and agencies, has posed an ever-increasing threat to individual rights and liberties.


This steady increase in rules has brought with it an overreach of authority by governments, whether deliberate or accidental.  It has also brought confusion on the part of both the citizens AND the officials who are tasked with carrying out these rules.  It's not always the case that city or county officials intend to disregard the voices of the voters.  But this is a necessary consequence. 


TOO OFTEN, the right of citizens to bring redress under the Minnesota Constitution and municipal charters is ignored.  This can be seen through recent cases involving city trash hauling and the implementation of organized collection, and the $15-dollar minimum wage movement.  Countless other examples of citizen-initiated legislation being disregarded may be found.


Voter remedies are NOT limited to the ballot box.  The Minnesota Constitution gives voters in charter cities a figurative scalpel in addition to a hatchet.  A healthy democracy depends on the free exercise of civil rights, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS INCONVENIENT for government officials.


I have a proven history of fighting for the right of voters to be heard before city councils, and standing up for those who have felt bullied by indifferent or hostile government bodies.


If you find yourself, your neighborhood, or your group at odds with your city council, a county board, or an administrative agency, whether related to initiative, referendum, charter amendments, or other voter redress...


I CAN HELP.       




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