Free speech becomes issue in Robbinsdale
Proponents of the school levy which failed in Robbinsdale are suing to declare Minnesota statute 211B.06, which restricts anyone from â€śknowingly distributing false political or campaign informationâ€? as unconstitutional, according to the Star Tribune.em>
The lawsuit emerged after the levy failed November 6. Levy proponents sued Robbinsdale superintendent Stan Mack, and the state Office of Administrative Hearings on charges that Mack, who called attacks against the levy purposeful distortions of truth and the state, which enforces the statute, are infringing on their First Amendment rights. Opponents also said they feared the Mack and the state would sue them on the terms of 211B.06, and wanted to beat them to it, according to the Star Tribune.