2019 LEA banquet
Come to the 2019 Awards banquet, where we honor the top scoring legislators in the 2018 LEA report. Meet the honorees, and hear Teresa Collett discuss interpretation of the Minnesota constitution. HONORING: Representatives Cal Bahr, Steve Drazkowski, Jerry Hertaus, Eric … Continue reading →
John Augustine will be on AM1280 The Patriot with Mitch Berg at 2PM on Oct. 27 to discuss the just-released 2018 LEA report.
Call in and join the discussion!
Six members of the Minnesota State House have been honored in the Legislative Evaluation Assembly’s 2018 Report on the Minnesota Legislature. Thirty-two legislators received an honorable mention. The 2018 Report This year’s evaluation focuses on seventeen floor votes that highlight important principles … Continue reading →
LEA in the news
John Augustine is quoted in the article as part of the “chorus of observers” worrying about “bill-stuffing”.
At the end of the talk, the attendees were eager to hear more about the Minnesota legislature’s website and how to use it. The presentation spent some time walking through important features of the legislature’s website at https://www.leg.state.mn.us.
Thank you to the Southwest Conservative Republican Women (SWCRW) for this opportunity.
Board member John Augustine describes in MinnPost the Games and Gamesmanship of the governor in an excellent article.
Over 60 people attended the LEA Annual Members’ Meeting and Legislative Awards Banquet, which was held March 1st at The Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View. LEA Board Chairman/President Don Lee thanked key members of the LEA board for their long and faithful service, and expressed a desire to grow the organization. LEA is a unique and valuable group.
Our three 2017 honorees, representatives Cal Bahr, Eric Lucero, and Matt Dean accepted their award plaques and each offered some brief comments. The keynote speech, “Reading Our Constitution in Plain English: A Populist Approach” was presented by Erick Kaardal, who has a long career challenging the illegal acts of government officials. His talk was full of fascinating anecdotes and inspiration to keep doing what we do. (We will post the full video when it is available). Continue reading →
The annual LEA 2018 Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at the Mermaid Event Center 2200 County Hwy. 10, Mounds View (near Ramsey Co. Rd. H, just northwest of junction of Hwy. 10 and I-35W). Free parking and entrance are on the west side, in back of the building.
Come to the banquet. Reservations not required. Dinner price is now $35.
Pre-registration discount pricing ended on Feb 22nd.
HONORING: Representatives Cal Bahr, Matt Dean, and Eric Lucero.
Social Hour and Registration Begins at 5:30 P.M. — Dinner 6:30 P.M.
Featured Speakers: Attorney Erick Kaardal and Prof. Teresa Collett
Topic: Reading Our Constitution, in Plain English
In other words: why is it so hard for the people to have a common understanding of our state or federal constitutions?
How has legal interpretation strayed so far from the plain language of our constitution? What can we do about it?
Mr. Erick Kaardal earned a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago law school. He is a partner in the Mohrman, Kaardal and Erickson firm, and specializes in strategic litigation against the government. Erick Kaardal has been the legal strategist behind two First Amendment lawsuits that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican Party of Minnesota v. White , in a 5 to 4 decision, for the first time applied the First Amendment to judicial candidate speech. Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on February 28, 2018.
Prof. Teresa Collett earned a J.D. degree from the Univ. of Oklahoma law school. She is a professor at the University of St. Thomas law school, where she teaches Constitutional Litigation and serves as director of the school’s Prolife Center.
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