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 against the governor.
The burden is on Governor Walz, through the state attorney general’s office to prove he had the legal authority for his assumption of power in the face of three key arguments asserted by the plaintiffs. Should any be found to hold merit, all of the governor’s peacetime emergency orders would be rendered null and void.
Erick Kaardal of Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, PA, attorney for the plaintiffs will argue that the governor has failed to legally justify his asserted authority.
What: Court hearing in Free Minnesota Small Business Coalition, v. Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota, Petition for Quo Warranto
When: Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 10 AM
Where: Ramsey County Courthouse, by video conference
Who: Free Minnesota Coalition, state legislators, small business owners, attorney Erick Kaardal
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