User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


45° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Do Voters Understand Amendment E?

November 3, 2006, 12:37 PM by Katie Janssen

Do Voters Understand Amendment E?
If Amendment E passes, South Dakota will be the first state in the nation to enact accountability laws for people in judicial positions. But many people may not realize how far the measure reaches. 

You may have seen the signs among the others scattered around Sioux Falls. But we wanted to know if the average voter really understands it. 

Reporter: Do you know about the amendment that holds judges accountable? 

"No," said Jay Greyson of Brookings. 

"I've seen the commercials, but I'm not up to date on the subject," said Christine Neuhart of Sioux Falls. 

Reporter: Are you familiar with Amendment E?
"Vaguely," said Tyler Tryon of Sioux Falls. 

Most people we talked with, both on camera and off, had at least heard of the amendment, but weren't sure what it includes. 

Reporter: Do you know it includes jurors? "No, I did not," said Tryon. Reporter: County Commissioners? "No." City Council members? "No." 

Reporter: School board members? "No," said Neuhart. Reporter: City Council? "No." Jurors? "No." County Commissioners? "No." 

A court decision just this week upheld the measure's description which includes those groups and strips them of judicial immunity... opening them up to lawsuits as well as judges. 

A few voters we talked with were aware of that. 

"Yes, it has to do with anybody potentially serving on a board, a school board, elected position, a lot of volunteer people," said Missy Radigan of Sioux Falls. 

And they’re important details to keep in mind before voting on Amendment E. 

This week U.S. Senators Tim Johnson and John Thune, U.S. Representative Stephanie Herseth and her opponent Bruce Whalen... and Governor Mike Rounds and his opponent Jack Billion issued a joint statement, opposing Amendment E.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

16-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teen Found

9/15/2014 10:53 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.

Full Story
Vikings' Peterson Indicted For 'Reckless Or Negligent Injury To A Child'

9/12/2014 4:14 PM

According to reports, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for ‘reckless or negligent injury to a child.&rs...

Full Story
Sioux Falls Officer Injured In Vehicle Crash

9/12/2014 10:55 AM

A Sioux Falls Police Officer was taken to the hospital by ambulance after a crash on his motorcycle this morning.

Full Story
Adrian Peterson Turns Himself In

9/13/2014 7:09 AM

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to authorities in Texas Saturday morning after he was indicted by a grand jury for ch...

Full Story
Freeman Forfeits But Fights On

9/11/2014 10:00 PM

It looks like business as usual for the Freeman Flyers, running through drills and working on technique, but this week is anything but.

Full Story | Watch


Events