INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published April 21, 2012, 02:09 PM

North Dakota Court Won't Speed Up Property Tax Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected a request to speed up an appeal of a lawsuit over a ballot initiative to abolish property taxes.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected a request to speed up an appeal of a lawsuit over a ballot initiative to abolish property taxes.

The constitutional amendment is going to a vote in June. The Supreme Court's decision means the legal dispute won't be resolved until after the election.

Supporters sued Tax Commissioner Cory Fong and other officials — saying they're using taxpayer money to campaign against the amendment.

A district judge threw out the lawsuit. The lawsuit's backers quickly filed a North Dakota Supreme Court appeal.

They asked the court to hold arguments on the appeal quickly to resolve the matter before the primary.

The Supreme Court declined the request. The lawsuit isn't listed on the court's May schedule for oral arguments.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Tags: