Dayton's court fight with GOP mirrors standoffs in other states
June 20, 2017
A growing legal brawl between Minnesota’s Legislature and its governor has cast the state’s elected leader into uncharted waters with no clear path to settling a fundamental dispute about the state constitution and the exercise of political power.
But Minnesota is far from the only state where political dysfunction is confounding civic progress — or spilling into the courtroom. In recent years, the kind of bare-knuckle clash that fomented Minnesota’s current crisis has become commonplace around the country as state-level politicians grapple with the same kind of vehement partisanship that also prevails in Washington.