To: all interested
We are soliciting
proposals for legal services for the voters of
Attached is an
abbreviated history of the $293 million “Red Plan.” It describes a number of
legal issues which we believe could be successfully litigated in order to force
a referendum or delay construction until the voters of
consideration in hiring legal counsel will be our confidence in their ability to
accomplish either or both of the aforementioned goals. Such is the fury of
Our attorneys must be prepared to have a case prepared so that the courts can take action before the spring construction season begins. This will require familiarity with those laws which will become central to any legal challenge.
It is possible that we will engage attorneys to pursue separate legal tracks should additional promising legal challenges present themselves. In fact, Let Duluth Vote is already helping fund another local group which is fighting the Red Plan through its attorney, Grant Merritt, a former Director of Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency.
Unlike the school
board, Let Duluth Vote can not impose
legal expenses on the taxpayer so fees are a
consideration. The offer of some pro bono representation would be greatly
appreciated. So too would proposals outlining legal challenges that might result
school district being ordered to pay Let Duluth Vote's attorney’s fees.
We believe this could happen if a civil
rights case was pursued.
Our committee would
like to have an opportunity to interview prospective attorneys in person or
perhaps by teleconference.
Inquiries and or proposals should be directed to our Legal Advisory Committee. We strongly recommend contacting the Committee’s chair, Harry Welty, by phone or by email to hasten communications. Additional information can be found at: www.letduluthvote.com.Harry Welty
Chair, Let Duluth Vote Legal Advisory Committee
Please read this brief history of the Red Plan with links to some of the documentary evidence supporting our position.