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Continued: Minnesota Supreme Court asked to dismiss Vikings stadium bond suit

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 14, 2014 - 6:06 AM

Schowalter said they do not know how much more legal and administrative time will be necessary if the Supreme Court ultimately allows the bond sale to go forward.

Mann also has filed a petition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn a Hennepin County District judge’s decision on the issue last November, seeking a citywide vote on the stadium agreement in Minneapolis.

Mann’s Supreme Court challenge uses a new argument. Specifically, he cites Article X, Section 1 of the Minnesota Constitution. That section states: “The power of taxation shall never be surrendered, suspended or contracted away.” The language is relatively common among state constitutions nationally.

He further cites an 1864 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, saying “that a tax cannot be imposed exclusively on any subdivision of the state, to pay an indebtedness or claim which is not peculiarly the debt of such subdivision or to raise money for any purpose not peculiarly for the benefit of such subdivision.”

In other words, a tax cannot be imposed on Minneapolis to pay for something “not peculiarly for the benefit” of Minneapolis.

 

Staff writers Baird Helgeson and Eric Roper contributed to this report. Janet Moore • 612-673-7752

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