In litigation now pending before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the state’s solicitor general has argued for the elimination of the quo warranto writ—a common law cause of action to force a government agency to identify the authority for its official actions. In this Minnesota Lawyer article, Greene Espel attorney John Baker comments that the law—including the modern declaratory judgment action—has evolved such that the quo warranto writ is no longer indispensable.
John is a founding member of Greene Espel. He represents individuals and entities in appellate courts in around the country, and he is a regular commentator on issues in municipal, land use, and constitutional law. John co-authors a Law.com blog on the Eighth Circuit with Greene Espel colleague, Katherine Swenson.