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Unconstitutional and Preempted Statutes


This table lists sections, subdivisions, paragraphs, and clauses that have been declared unconstitutional or found preempted by Minnesota or federal courts, the reason for the invalidity, and the citation to the case in which it was found unconstitutional or preempted. For each case where a free electronic version has been found, the case citation is also a link to the case.

Statute Cite Type Reference
631.04 Substantively Unconstitutional State v. Lindsey, 632 N.W.2d 652 (Minn. 2001)
617.28 Substantively Unconstitutional Meadowbrook Women's Clinic P.A. v. State of Minnesota, 557 F.Supp. 1172 (D. Minn. 1983)
617.247, Subd. 8 Substantively Unconstitutional State v. Cannady, 727 N.W.2d 403 (Minn. 2007)
617.242 Substantively Unconstitutional Northshor Experience, Inc. v. City of Duluth, 442 F.Supp.2d 713 (D. Minn. 2006)
609.849, Paragraph (a), clause (1) Federally Preempted BNSF Railway Co. v. Swanson, 533 F.3d 618 (8th Cir. 2008)
609.5311, Subd. 2 Substantively Unconstitutional Torgelson v. Real Property, N.W.2d 24 (Minn. 2008)
609.293 Substantively Unconstitutional Devescovi v. Ventura, 195 F. Supp. 2d 1146 (D. Minn. 2002)
609.035, Subd. 2 paragraph (f) Substantively Unconstitutional State v. Blooflat, 671 N.W.2d 591 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
550.371 Federally Preempted In re Soby, 37 B.R. 522 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1984)
550.37, Subd. 2 Substantively Unconstitutional In re Hilary, 76 B.R. 683 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1987)
550.37, Subd. 11 Substantively Unconstitutional In re Tveten, 402 N.W.2d 551 (Minn. 1987)
550.37, Subd. 24 Federally Preempted Community Bank Henderson v. Noble, 552 N.W.2d 37 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
548.251, Subd. 3, clause (3) Federally Preempted Koch v. Mork Clinic, P.A., 540 N.W.2d 526 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995) rev. denied (Jan. 12, 1996)
543.19, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Mortenson v. Mortenson, 409 N.W.2d 20 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987)
513.44 Federally Preempted Deford v. Soo Line Railroad Co., 867 F.2d 1080 (8th Cir. 1989)
513.44 Federally Preempted Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Marquette Bank, Minneapolis, N.A., 836 F.Supp. 673 (D. Minn. 1993)
504B.255, Clause (3) Federally Preempted Forest Park II v. Hadley, 336 F.3d 724 (8th Cir. 2003)
481.02 Substantively Unconstitutional Haugen v. Superior Development, 819 N.W.2d 715 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013)
471.9997 Federally Preempted Forest Park II v. Hadley, 336 F.3d 724 (8th Cir. 2003)
393.07, Subd. 11 Substantively Unconstitutional Women of State of Minn. by Doe v. Gomez, 542 N.W.2d 17 (Minn. 1995)
363A.31, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Johnson v. Piper Jaffary, Inc. 530 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. 1995).
363A.28, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Patterson v. IATSE Local 13, 754 F.Supp.2d 1043 (D. Minn. 2010)
363A.28, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Alwin v. Sprint Communications Co., 870 F.Supp. 275 (D. Minn. 1994)
363A.08, Subd. 7 Federally Preempted McLain v. Andersen Corp., 567 F.3d 956 (8th Cir. 2009)
340A.311, paragraph (d) Substantively Unconstitutional Hornell Brewing Co. v. Minn. Dept. of Pub. Safety, Liquor Control Div., 553 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
338.02 Federally Preempted United Steelworkers of America v. St. Gabriel's Hospital, 871 F.Supp. 335 (D. Minn. 1994)
325I.06 Substantively Unconstitutional Entertainment Software Ass'n v. Hatch, 443 F.Supp.2d 106 (D. Minn. 2006), affirmed 519 F.3d 768 (8th Cir. 2008).
299C.105, Subd. 1 Substantively Unconstitutional In re Welfare of C.T.L. 722 N.W.2d 484 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)
261.28 Substantively Unconstitutional Women of State of Minn. by Doe v. Gomez, 542 N.W.2d 17 (Minn. 1995)
260B.130, Subd. 4, paragraph (b) Substantively Unconstitutional In re Welfare of T.C.J., 689 N.W.2d 787 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)
260B.130, Subd. 5 Substantively Unconstitutional State v. Garcia, 683 N.W.2d 294 (Minn. 2004)
257C.08, Subd. 7 Substantively Unconstitutional Soohoo v. Johnson, 731 N.W.2d 815 (Minn. 2007)
256B.40 Substantively Unconstitutional Women of State of Minn. by Doe v. Gomez, 542 N.W.2d 17 (Minn. 1995)
256B.37, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Martin ex re. Hoff v. City of Rochester, 642 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. 2002)
256B.15, Subd. 2 Federally Preempted In re Estate of Barg, 752 N.W.2d 52 (Minn. 2008)
  but see Laws 2009, chapter 79, article 5, section 42
256B.0625, Subd. 16 Substantively Unconstitutional Women of State of Minn. by Doe v. Gomez, 542 N.W.2d 17 (Minn. 1995)
256B.042 Federally Preempted Martin ex re. Hoff v. City of Rochester, 642 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. 2002)
244.11, Subd. 3 Substantively Unconstitutional State v. Losh, 721 N.W.2d 886 (Minn. 2006), cert. denied, 127 S. Ct. 2437 ).
237.74 Federally Preempted Vonage Holdings Inc. v. Minnesota Public Utilities Com'n, 290 F.Supp.2d 993 (D. Minn. 2003)
237.16, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Vonage Holdings Inc. v. Minnesota Public Utilities Com'n, 290 F.Supp.2d 993 (D. Minn. 2003)
211B.08 Substantively Unconstitutional Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Inc. v. Kelley, 427 F.3d 1106 (8th Cir. 2005)
211B.04 Substantively Unconstitutional Riley v. Jankowski, 713 N.W.2d 379 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)
  but see Laws 2010, chapter 397, section 15
181.953, Subd. 10 Federally Preempted Visnovec v. Yellow Freight System, Inc., 754 F.Supp. 142 (D. Minn. 1990)
181.953, Subd. 9 Federally Preempted Visnovec v. Yellow Freight System, Inc., 754 F.Supp. 142 (D. Minn. 1990)
181.932, Subd. 1, clauses (1) and (3) Federally Preempted Botz v. Omni Air Int'l, 286 F.3d 488 (8th Cir. 2002)
181.932, Subd. 1, clause (1) Federally Preempted Regner v. Northwest Airlines, Inc., 652 N.W.2d 557 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
181.932, Subd. 1, clause (1) Federally Preempted McLean v. Carlson Companies, Inc., 777 F.Supp. 1480 (D. Minn. 1991)
179.12 Federally Preempted Midwest Motor Express, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 120, 512 N.W.2d 881 (Minn. 1994).
179.06, Subd. 1 Federally Preempted Faribault Daily News, Inc. v. International Typographical Union, 53 N.W.2d 36 (Minn. 1952).
176.081 Substantively Unconstitutional Irwin v. Surdyk's Liquor, 599 N.W.2d 132 (Minn. 1999)
169.09, Subd. 5a Federally Preempted Meyer v. Nwokedi, 777 N.W.2d 218 (Minn. 2010)
168.0422 Substantively Unconstitutional State v. Henning, 666 N.W.2d 379 (Minn. 2003)
145.415 Substantively Unconstitutional Hodgson v. Lawson, 542 F.2d 1350 (8th Cir. 1976)
145.414 Substantively Unconstitutional Hodgson v. Lawson, 542 F.2d 1350 (8th Cir. 1976)
145.412, Subd. 2 Substantively Unconstitutional Hodgson v. Lawson, 542 F.2d 1350 (8th Cir. 1976)
145.412, Subd. 3, clauses -2 and (3) Substantively Unconstitutional Hodgson v. Lawson, 542 F.2d 1350 (8th Cir. 1976)
145.411, Subd. 2 Substantively Unconstitutional Hodgson v. Lawson, 542 F.2d 1350 (8th Cir. 1976)
144.343, Subd. 2 Substantively Unconstitutional Hodgson v. Minnesota, 497 U.S. 417 (1990)
123B.71, Subd. 2 Procedurally Unconstitutional Associated Builders and Contractors v. Ventura, 610 N.W.2d 293 (Minn. 2000)
65B.49, Subd. 5a Federally Preempted Meyer v. Nwokedi, 777 N.W.2d 218 (Minn. 2010)
58.13 Federally Preempted Bohnhoff v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 853 F.Supp.2d 849 (D. Minn. 2013)

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