Kathleen F. Trandahl

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Kathleen F. Trandahl
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Current Court Information:
South Dakota Sixth Judicial Circuit
Title:   Judge
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Sixth Judicial Circuit
Position:  Position D
State:  South Dakota
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

Kathleen Felker Trandahl is a judge for the South Dakota Sixth Judicial Circuit.[1]

She is running for re-election in 2014.[2]



See also: South Dakota judicial elections, 2014
Trandahl is running for re-election to the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
General: She will be unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

==Notable cases==In November 2009, Judge Trandahl heard and ruled on the legality of the proposed South Dakota Smoking Ban Referendum. The American Cancer Society had claimed that South Dakota’s expanded smoking-ban law couldn't be referred to a public vote, arguing that it would violate the state constitution because "it is necessary for the immediate preservation of public health." If the measure was approved for the ballot, the controversy regarding the number of valid submitted signatures would be discussed in court.[3]

The organization, in a ruling handed down by Trandahl, was allowed to involve themselves in a lawsuit that determined whether the measure would appear on the November 2010 ballot.[4]

Judge Trandahl ruled that referendum supporters had 240 more signatures than the minimum signature requirement. The smoking ban referendum was on the 2010 statewide ballot. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Secretary of State Chris Nelson said the state would not appeal the court's decision.[5][6]

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