A Minnesota lawyer who’s no stranger to going against the government has filed a lawsuit against Tim Walz on behalf of several businesses that have been harmed by the Governor’s economic shutdown.
On March 17, Walz’s original order to shutdown a large swath of his state’s economy went into effect. This proclamation was subsequently extended to last at least through May 4 and perhaps longer. Now, Minnesota Lawyer Erick Kaardal has launched a suit against the governor himself, according to Blois Olson of Fluence Media.
— Blois Olson (@bloisolson) April 29, 2020
The suit alleges that Walz’s order is “unconstitutional.” Plaintiffs were identified via the Government Oppression Hotline. Additional plaintiffs are encouraged to join the lawsuit are encouraged to join the lawsuit via this hotline.
The Upper Midwest Law Center has also chosen to pursue similar legal action and says it’s looking for plaintiffs as well.
Kaardal has a long history of contesting the state in its own courtrooms, a pattern which has earned him the scorn of Minnesota’s left wing. However, his legal action has not been limited by party lines.
He has twice argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court. The first time he visited his state’s highest adjudicating body was to advocate for a group that sought to preserve the name Lake Calhoun; although this group failed and the lake has now been renamed to Bde Maka Ska to appease those who felt the original name was insensitive.
The second time Kaardal appeared before the state Supreme Court was to represent a group seeking to access elections related information that could potentially uncover high amounts of voter fraud in Minnesota. The court recently ruled against Kaardal’s plaintiff in that case.