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

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 joined by the New House Republican […]

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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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Judge Orders Walz to Show Legal Justification for Emergency Orders by June 18th

Minneapolis – Quo warranto is a Latin legal term meaning “by what warrant,” or, “by what authority?” That question is the basis of a lawsuit filed by the Free Minnesota Coalition and the New House Republican Caucus challenging the governor’s authority to issue the peacetime emergency executive orders he has in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to the […]

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Hearing date set for Lawsuit to end Walz’s Emergency Orders

| Governor’s Executive Orders Exceed Constitutional Authority, Delegation of Powers | Minneapolis – Late May, a coalition of small businesses calling itself Free Minnesota and a group of legislators who make up the New House Republican Caucus filed suit to end Governor Walz’s executive orders related to his declared “peacetime emergency.” Judge Thomas Gilligan was assigned to the case. Although […]

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New Arguments, Venue for Free Minnesota Lawsuit

| Governor’s Executive Orders Exceed Constitutional Authority, Delegation of Powers | Minneapolis – Following guidance from the State Court of Appeals, the Free Minnesota Coalition today refiled it’s lawsuit in District Court. Several new plaintiffs and new legal arguments accompany the filing. Earlier, this month, the coalition petitioned the court to overturn some of the governor’s executive orders affecting small […]

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“June 1st businesses across the state will reopen en masse,” says ReOpenMN Coalition

In the wake of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s shelter-in-place order several groups formed on social media to take political action against what they saw as a violation of their Constitutionally protected rights. In late May a large meeting was held by the owners of several businesses worried about their livelihoods to discuss reopening efforts in defiance of the governor’s orders. […]

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Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and it’s celebrated with back yard barbeques, fishing trips and beer and it still is, despite numerous challenges this year. Most importantly, though, Memorial Day is meant to mark an important and somber part of our American history. Sometimes, people confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. Both holidays honor […]

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Jurisdiction Examined in Lawsuit to Open Minnesota’s Small Businesses

Last week, the Free Minnesota Coalition filed a petition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn Governor Walz’s executive orders keeping small businesses closed. The coalition claims the orders are unconstitutional under the Equal Protection provision of the 14th Amendment. This week, the Court issued its first response to the lawsuit, questioning whether the Court of Appeals is the […]

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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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