The Minnesota Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that was seeking to end President Trump’s candidacy using the 14th Amendment.
A liberal group called Free Speech For People filed a lawsuit that wanted to use the 14th Amendment to prevent President Trump’s name from appearing in the ballot boxes in Minnesota.
CNN reported that the 14th Amendment bans U.S. officials from being in office if they engage in insurrection. The group was hoping to use the Jan. 6 attack against President Trump to block him from running for reelection. This would be the first time in history that the Minnesota Supreme Court will have ever used the 14th Amendment, which they decided against doing.
According to AP News, Chief Justice Natalie Hudson dismissed this lawsuit for the following reasons, “There is no state statute that prohibits a major political party from placing on the presidential nomination primary ballot, or sending delegates to the national convention supporting, a candidate who is ineligible to hold office.”
When the court’s ruling was released, President Trump took to Truth Social to express his joy at the news, writing, “Ridiculous 14th Amendment lawsuit just thrown out by Minnesota Supreme Court. ‘Without Merit, Unconstitutional.’ Congratulations to all who fought this HOAX!”
The liberal group was disappointed in the decision and, according to AP News, does not plan to stop, saying, “We continue our current and planned legal actions in other states to enforce Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment against Donald Trump.”
However, with the swift dismissal of this attempt, it is unlikely to be successful as President Trump only grows stronger.