Latest Developments

Joint Statement of Free Speech For People and Lockridge Grindal Nauen, counsel for voter-petitioners in Growe v. Simon

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a ruling in Growe v. Simon, the landmark challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility for office under section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Unfortunately, the court granted Trump’s request to stop the proceedings at the primary stage, but specifically allowed the petitioners to refile before the general election.   The
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Challenges to Trump’s Eligibility Under Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause featured on ABC’s “This Week”

The movement to hold former President Donald Trump accountable under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment for his role in the January 6th insurrection is gaining momentum. With state courts in Minnesota, Michigan, and Colorado currently hearing cases against Trump citing the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause, at least one or more of these cases could be
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Free Speech For People Announces New Grant Award from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Free Speech For People is honored to receive a new grant award from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The funds from the award will go towards our work to challenge corruption, secure free and fair elections, and defend our democracy! Craig Newmark Philanthropies works to protect the values that America aspires to: fairness, opportunity, and respect. We
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Free Speech For People Statement on Cenk Uygur’s Presidential Candidacy

Cenk Uygur, a naturalized citizen, has announced he is running for president. Under article II, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, “​​[n]o Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.” Since Uygur is
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Public Interest Groups Urge US Commission on Civil Rights to Not Reappoint Election Denier Cleta Mitchell to Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors

Cleta Mitchell’s term ends on November 3, 2023, and her involvement in Donald Trump’s actions to overturn the 2020 presidential election are incompatible with the purpose and mandate of both commissions. WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2023) – Free Speech For People and Generation Vote are urging the US Commission on Civil Rights not to reappoint
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Amicus briefs filed in Minnesota Supreme Court challenge to Trump’s eligibility

Today, the following amicus (friend of the court) briefs were submitted to the Minnesota Supreme Court in Growe v. Simon, our lawsuit to bar Trump from the ballot under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Previously, the Court had requested briefing on “(1) justiciability, including standing and ripeness; and (2) the legal construction of Section
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New Briefs Filed in Minnesota Supreme Court in Case Challenging Trump’s Eligibility under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause

Free Speech For People and our co-counsel at Lockridge Grindal Nauen filed two briefs before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 4th in Growe v. Simon, challenging Donald Trump’s eligibility under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.  Our brief on threshold legal issues The Minnesota Supreme Court previously ordered the petitioners to brief “(1)
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Free Speech For People Statement on US Supreme Court’s denial of review of Castro v. Trump

On October 2, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a pro se lawsuit filed by John Anthony Castro against Donald Trump, concerning whether Castro, apparently a Republican presidential candidate, has standing to challenge Trump’s candidacy in federal court under section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment. The federal district court ruled that federal courts do
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