Gov. Noem explains “riot boosting” lawsuit

PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Noem announced new details on the settlement of the riot boosting lawsuit against the state.

The state has agreed to pay $145,000 in legal fees, which will be paid for by the state’s “extraordinary litigation fund.”

On behalf of several groups, the ACLU brought the lawsuit against the state of South Dakota. The suit ended with the state agreeing not to enforce anti-riot statutes as well as parts of new laws aimed at protesters of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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