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Rhines v. Young

On November 4, 2019, Charles Rhines, 63, was executed by lethal injection for the 1992 murder of Donnivan Schaeffer. Rhines was initially scheduled to be executed at 1:30 p.m., but multiple unsuccessful appeals filed with the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the lethal injection by several hours.

May 11, 2020 LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Rights Capital Punishment Smart Justice

Dakota Rural Action v. Noem

UPDATE: In a settlement agreement, approved by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol, Gov. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg backed down from their unconstitutional attempts to silence pipeline protestors.

March 28, 2019 Free Speech

Libertarian Party v. Krebs

UPDATE: The U.S. District Court deemed South Dakota’s deadline far too restrictive, and agreed that it infringed on the right to vote and the freedom to associate.

January 30, 2018 Voting Rights