Here’s the lead from Alyssa Zaczek’s front page article in today’s St. Cloud Times.
ST. PAUL — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a judge should not have dismissed a lawsuit challenging a provision of the Minnesota Human Rights Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
In a 2-1 decision, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul ruled that Carl and Angel Larsen, the owners of Telescope Media Group, can pursue claims that the provision violates their constitutional rights to free speech and to freely exercise their religious beliefs.
You’ll find the full article here:
Such cases reinforce the local impacts of decisions made by presidentially appointed federal judges. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over 10 districts in the Midwest, including the district of Minnesota. Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Court_of_Appeals_for_the_Eighth_Circuit) provides this helpful map of this jurisdiction based upon information from the 8th’s website (https://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/)