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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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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Closed Small Business Owners Suing the State

A group of small businesses is suing the state of Minnesota, claiming Governor Walz’ 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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