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Bid to disqualify Trump from WH under 14th Amendment heads to Minnesota Supreme Court

The case bears marked similarities to an ongoing trial in Colorado in which plaintiffs seek to keep Trump off the ballot in that state under a similar line of argument.

Published: November 2, 2023 5:50pm

An effort to disqualify former President Donald Trump from appearing on the ballot in 2024 has reached the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The state's top bench heard oral arguments in the case, brought by the left-wing nonprofit Free Speech for People, which has insisted that Trump is ineligible to return to the White House under the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion," according to The Hill.

"Donald Trump engaged in rebellion and insurrection against the Constitution of the United States in a desperate attempt to remain in office after losing the election," FSP Legal Director Ron Fein said in court.

Five justices, four of whom were appointed by Democrats, heard the arguments, though several expressed concerns about disqualifying the former president.

"[T]his is a national matter for Congress to decide," said Chief Justice Natalie Hudson.

The case bears marked similarities to an ongoing trial in Colorado in which plaintiffs seek to keep Trump off the ballot in that state under a similar line of argument.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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