The lawsuits trying to use the 14th Amendment to keep Trump off the ballot “should be summarily thrown out wherever they next arise,” Cheung said. Similar cases are ongoing in Michigan and Colorado, CNN reported.The Minnesota Supreme Court noted in its ruling that “there is no state statute that prohibits a major political party from placing on the presidential nomination primary ballot … a candidate who is ineligible to hold office.” “Because there is no error to correct here as to the presidential nomination primary … the petition must be dismissed,” the court ruled. It was unclear if the groups that tried to keep Trump off the primary ballot would appeal. The court said it would not stop them from attempting to keep the former president off the general election ballot. The court heard oral arguments in the case last week, according to Politico. [firefly_poll] Ronald Fein, a lawyer representing voters who filed the suit, said the 14th Amendment “protects the republic from oath-breaking insurrectionists because its framers understood that if they’re allowed back into power, they will do the same or worse.” “Should we do it? Even if we could do it and we can do it?” Chief Justice Natalie Hudson asked, saying courts could unleash “chaos” if different states interpret the 14th Amendment differently. “That’s why we have a U.S. Supreme Court, which is where this probably should be decided,” Hudson said. Justice Paul Thissen said he wasn’t certain the clause in question applies to Trump at all, pointing out that it does not specifically mention the office of the president.
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