Minnesota Courts Are Deluged with Shutdown Cases

In the tricky world of government shutdown, Minnesota courts are being pulled into a big legal political, legal and constitutional mess. At the core of the morass is a simple failure. The Legislature and the governor are supposed to agree on a budget by June 30. So far, that task, in the face of a $5 billion deficit, has evaded their grasp. Without a budget agreement, government will begin to shut down July 1.
June 22, 2011

In the tricky world of government shutdown, Minnesota courts are being pulled into a big legal political, legal and constitutional mess. At the core of the morass is a simple failure. The Legislature and the governor are supposed to agree on a budget by June 30. So far, that task, in the face of a $5 billion deficit, has evaded their grasp. Without a budget agreement, government will begin to shut down July 1.

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