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Trump faces second attempt to use 14th Amendment 'insurrection' clause to keep him off 2024 ballot

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Minnesota, is the second such in two weeks.

Published: September 12, 2023 3:04pm

Updated: September 12, 2023 3:09pm

Former President Trump was presented Tuesday with another legal effort to keep him off the 2024 presidential ballot under the 14th Amendment, which has an "insurrectionist ban.”

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Minnesota, is the second in two weeks and is largely considered a long shot attempt to keep Trump from seeking a second term.

Supporters think the amendment applies because Trump faces insurrection-related charges in connection to a federal case against him regarding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, which prosecutors say was an insurrection. 

The Minnesota suit was filed in state court by the liberal group Free Speech For People, according to CNN. It follows a group about a week earlier starting a similar legal challenge in Colorado. 

provision of the 14th Amendment states a U.S. official who takes an oath to uphold the Constitution is disqualified from holding future office if they “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or have “given aid or comfort” to insurrectionists, the cable news network also reports.