Category: Challenging Corruption

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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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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“Trump is Legally Barred from the Ballot” Michigan Voters Challenge Trump’s Eligibility Under Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause

Led by Free Speech For People, a nonpartisan legal advocacy organization, the lawsuit argues the former president is disqualified from holding public office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment for his role in inciting and facilitating the January 6th insurrection. LANSING, MI (September 29, 2023) – Free Speech For People and Michigan attorney Mark
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FSFP Counsel Amira Mattar Discusses the Trump Is Disqualified Campaign on YES Presents: Rising Up With Sonali

Free Speech For People Counsel Amira Mattar recently appeared on YES Presents: Rising Up With Sonali to discuss the Trump Is Disqualified Campaign and the ongoing effort to ensure chief election officials bar Trump from the ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment based on his involvement in the Jan 6 insurrection. Mattar discussed
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Minnesota Supreme Court Schedules Briefing to Hear Oral Arguments in Legal Challenge Seeking to Bar Trump from the Ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment

Minnesota’s highest court this week signaled that it will hear oral arguments on a legal petition filed by Free Speech For People on behalf of a group of Minnesota voters to bar former president Trump from the ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also known as the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause. The hearing is
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