Advocates for a voter-handed measure to legalize marijuana in South Dakota are crying foul a few taxpayer-funded lawsuit from Gov. Kristi Noem opposing the measure because the battle over the problem enters its last spherical on the state Supreme Court.
At one level throughout the authorized proceedings, taxpayers have been paying for attorneys on opposing sides of the courtroom. The lawyer basic’s workplace was defending the constitutional modification in opposition to attorneys for Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Rick Miller, who was successfully performing on behalf of the Republican governor.
The lawyer basic’s workplace has since withdrawn from the case, leaving marijuana advocates to enchantment to the Supreme Court in an effort to reverse a circuit courtroom decide’s ruling. Last month, Circuit Judge Christina Klinger discovered the constitutional modification — referred to as Amendment A — would have violated the state structure.
South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the group behind voter-permitted poll campaigns to legalize each medical marijuana and leisure marijuana, has launched a fundraising effort that features a stay-streamed live performance they’re calling “Freedom We’re On It” — poking at two idioms the Republican governor is legendary for using. The group says it wants the cash for its Supreme Court case. [Read more at Sioux Falls Argus Leader]