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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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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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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