Three groups of attorneys who worked on the case – the DFL Party’s lawyers, Republican lawyers and Democratic lawyers not working with the party – say the state should pay their bills because they court ruled the state’s old maps were unconstitutional.
The state argued in papers Thursday that not only should they not get the cash because they were not the prevailing party, even if they do get paid something, their lawyers are charging too much.
"They seek to be reimbursed at out-of-state rates for three out-of-state attorneys and four of their legal assistants," the state argued regarding the DFL party's attorneys bill.
Of the Republicans, the state notes that they were represented by, "two different law firms and six attorneys," that the court only received a bill from one firm and the bill from the other was, "almost completely redacted."
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."