Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Press Releases
August 28, 2012
Judge Hears Arguments in Lt. Governor Kinder and State Lawmakers' Ballot Language Lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY – Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green today heard arguments in Lt. Governor Peter Kinder and fellow plaintiffs' challenge to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's ballot language related to health insurance exchanges.
Last week, Judge Green issued a temporary restraining order whereby the Secretary of State’s Office may move forward to certify the November election ballot with instructions notifying local election authorities that litigation is pending and directing them to not print the ballot until the matter has been decided.
Attorney Jay Kanzler is represented the plaintiffs. Also today, attorney Kevin Regent filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of several Missouri lawmakers who support the plaintiffs’ challenge.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to make our case on behalf of Missouri voters against Robin Carnahan’s biased, inaccurate ballot language,” Kinder said. “It is crucial that voters have a fair and accurate summary of this important ballot issue. We look forward to Judge Green’s decision, and a quick resolution to this case.”
Kinder is joined by fellow plaintiffs Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, Senate Majority Floor Leader Tom Dempsey, former House Speaker Steven Tilley and Speaker-elect Tim Jones.