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Topic - Ryan Winkler
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said Wednesday he will no longer issue cards that appeared to give lawmakers immunity from being arrested for drunken driving or other crimes during a legislative session, saying his office isn't bound by statute to distribute them.
A Democratic lawmaker criticized Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas," then saying he didn't know "Uncle Tom" was a racist epithet.
"Legislators, law enforcement and the public should not be confused into thinking that anyone, especially elected officials, are above the law in Minnesota," said Winkler, sponsor of a House bill that sought to make it clear that lawmakers are not immune from arrest.
Winkler said the issue hasn't been clarified in Minnesota, and creates confusion for law enforcement, lawmakers and the public.