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 scheduled for November 2, 2023.

The Minnesota Star Tribune recently reported on the Court’s latest order. The following is an excerpt from that piece:

“The court released a schedule Wednesday with a timeline for all sides to file written arguments before the hearing, a quick pace that recognizes the incredible time sensitivity of the legal petition filed by the national group Free Speech for People, former Secretary of State Joan Growe, former state Supreme Court Justice Paul H. Anderson and others.

Their argument is that the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, Section 3 bars Trump from being on the ballot because of the former Republican president’s support for the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol that sought to negate Democratic President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.”

Earlier this month, Free Speech For People filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court to block Secretary of State Steve Simon from listing Donald Trump on the ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment based on the former president’s incitement of, and involvement in the January 6, 2021 insurrection. That legal filing is one of many recent efforts by the organization to ensure Secretaries of State and chief election officials across the country enforce the constitutional mandate of 14point3.

Read the order here

Read the full Star Tribune piece here.

Learn more about the Minnesota challenge to Trump’s candidacy here.

Learn more about the TrumpIsDisqualified campaign here.