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N.D. secretary of state says he lacks authority to block Sioux nickname referral

Published 03/06/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has told the North Dakota Supreme Court that he “lacks the authority” to block a referred measure concerning UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname on the June primary election ballot. Assuming that the petitions hold a sufficient number of valid signatures, Jaeger said in a brief filed today, “If the Secretary of State is to be restrained from placing the measure on the ballot, that direction must come from the court.”

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