Posted on January 23, 2024 (January 23, 2024) Challenging Corruption Share: In an emergency appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Plaintiffs ask the court to either uphold the US Constitution by barring Trump from the ballot or rule on the question of jurisdiction for the State Ballot Law Commission to proceed on merits. BOSTON, MA (January 23, 2024) – Free Speech For People (FSFP), along with nationally recognized litigator Shannon Liss-Riordan of the Massachusetts-based civil rights firm Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., filed an emergency appeal today before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of individual Massachusetts voters challenging Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on the state’s presidential primary and general election ballot. The challengers are a mix of Republican, Independent, and Democratic voters and include former Boston Mayor Kim Janey and two leading law professors. The appeal follows a decision by the Massachusetts Ballot Law Commission that it does not have the jurisdiction to consider the challenge. The appeal asks the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to either declare Trump ineligible or to order the Commission to conduct immediately all proceedings necessary to issue a ruling on the merits by the statutory deadline of January 29, 2024. Both Maine’s Secretary of State and the Colorado Supreme Court have established that Trump incited and engaged in the January 6th insurrection and is therefore ineligible to hold future public office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, also known as the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause. On January 4. 2024, Free Speech for People and Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. filed with the Commission a petition on behalf of a diverse group of voters challenging Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on the state’s presidential primary and general election ballot. With the Massachusetts primary set to take place on March 5th, it is vital that the legal issues in question are addressed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Read the full emergency appeal here. Read more about the case here.