Liberals continue to attack former President Donald Trump by formulating end-around legal challenges to bar him from winning the 2024 presidential race. He faces civil, criminal, and creative court cases designed to eliminate him from running for the White House.
A hot legal challenge being promoted by liberals is that Trump doesn’t qualify to run for office based on his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol. Federal law enforcement prosecuted hundred of people on charges related to “violent insurrection.” Liberals want the “insurrection clause” within Section 3 of the 14th Amendment applied to Trump, thus barring him from running.
The left-wing group Free Speech For People alleged that “incited hundreds of violent insurrectionists to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021,” in a so-called effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The Daily Wire reported that liberals’ arguments fell flat before the Minnesota Supreme Court which reportedly dismissed this legal argument.
The section cited by the leftists purportedly disqualifies anyone from running for office after they take an oath of office and then have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
The state’s high court said that argument doesn’t fly in Minnesota. The court shut down the group’s argument by reportedly ruling that state law allows political parties to place anyone they want on a primary ballot.
“There is no state statute that prohibits a major political party from placing on the presidential nomination primary ballot, or sending delegates to the national convention supporting, a candidate who is ineligible to hold office,” Chief Justice Natalie Hudson ruled.
Trump may not be out of the water just yet. This ruling under state law regarding the primary ballot may not apply to the general election ballot in November 2024. The possibility remains that the plaintiffs could make another attempt to block Trump ahead of the 2024 presidential election date.
As is his fashion, Trump celebrated the high court decision on his social media platform and congratulated all who fought against the liberals’ lawsuit.
“Ridiculous 14th Amendment lawsuit just thrown out by Minnesota Supreme Court,” Trump said. “Congratulations to all who fought this HOAX!”
Trump faces ongoing efforts to remove him from state ballots from a series of lawsuits nationwide. His campaign pointed out that the Minnesota ruling follows a similar result in New Hampshire.
Trump’s team claims the lawsuits are “nothing more than strategic, un-Constitutional attempts to interfere with the election by desperate Democrats who see the writing on the wall: President Trump is dominating the polls and has never been in a stronger position to end the failed Biden presidency next November.”
The 14th Amendment argument comes from the ratification of the clause in 1868 after the Civil War during the Reconstruction Era. Trump’s team argues that the “insurrection clause” lacks power without Congressional review of how to apply it” and that the U.S. Capitol breach doesn’t meet the definition of insurrection. His lawyers argue that the former president only used his First Amendment right of freedom of speech.
Trump still faces lawsuits along the “insurrection” argument in Michigan and Colorado. Losses in these cases, or others, are expected to eventually be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Trump celebrates win in state court that wipes out liberals’ lawsuit.
- Legal challenge under the 14th Amendment seeks to bar Trump from ballots.
- State supreme court says “insurrection clause” doesn’t apply under state law.
Source: The Daily Wire