Appeal Seeks Supreme Court Review to End Walz’s ‘Emergency’ Powers

| Press Conference Announcing Appeal | Free Minnesota, a coalition of citizens and small businesses filed a petition for Quo Warranto lawsuit in May, alleging that the governor was beyond the executive authority granted him by the state constitution and has been exercising purely legislative power by issuing his numerous decrees in response to the Covid-19 virus. The lawsuit was

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Dayton-Appointed Judge Rules Walz may Continue Dictatorship in Perpetuity

| Free Minnesota Coalition will Appeal | Ramsey County District Court Judge Thomas Gilligan, a Dayton-Appointee today ruled that Governor Walz may continue to usurp the legislative process in perpetuity. Free Minnesota, a coalition of citizens and small businesses filed a petition for Quo Warranto lawsuit in May, alleging that the governor was beyond the executive authority granted him by

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Hearing in Lawsuit to Undo Walz’s Emergency Orders

St. Paul – Judge Thomas Gilligan will convene a hearing on July 16th to determine whether Governor Walz acted within his authority in issuing numerous peacetime emergency orders. The Free Minnesota Coalition, with dozens of small businesses, has been joined by 13 members of the state legislature from both the House and the Senate in pressing a Quo Warranto case

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Press Release: Minnesota Small Business Owners Sue to Reopen

| Governor’s Categories to Shutter Businesses are Unconstitutional, Lawsuit says | Minneapolis – A group of small businesses on Wednesday announced that they are suing the state of Minnesota, claiming Governor Walz’s categories of “Critical Sector” and “essential” “Non-Critical Exempt Businesses” are unconstitutional under the U.S Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. [ Read the petition, here ] The petitioning businesses are

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Closed Small Business Owners Suing the State

A group of small businesses is suing the state of Minnesota, claiming Governor Walz’s “shelter in place” and related executive orders are unconstitutional. The businesses say that just like their larger competitors, they should be allowed to stay open and operate within state and federal guidelines for mitigating the spread of Covid-19. The governor is outside his legitimate powers by

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