Media Alert: The Liberty Justice Center to Present Oral Arguments Against Controversial Law Criminalizing Core Political Speech

February 21, 2024

Hearing on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Ellison to Take Place February 21

WHAT: On February 21, the Liberty Justice Center and the Upper Midwest Law Center will present oral arguments on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Ellison to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Reilly Stephens and James Dickey will argue a provision of House File 28 violates Minnesotans’ free speech rights by criminalizing core political speech around elections.

WHO: Reilly Stephens, Counsel at the Liberty Justice Center, and James Dickey, Senior Trial Counsel at the Upper Midwest Law Center

WHEN: 10:00am Eastern, Wednesday, February 21, 2024

WHERE: Courtroom 13W

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse

300 South Fourth Street, Suite 202

Minneapolis, MN 55415

HOW: This hearing will be open to the public.

Further media information for the Court is available here: Media Information | United States District Court, District of Minnesota.

For other questions about covering court proceedings, contact Public Information Officer Rebeccah Parks at [email protected].

ISSUE BACKGROUND: In September 2023, the Liberty Justice Center and the Upper Midwest Law Center jointly launched a lawsuit to defend Minnesotans’ constitutional right to free speech. Their lawsuit challenges House File 28, a controversial Minnesota law that criminalizes core political speech about election policies and procedures. LJC and UMLC represent Minnesota Voters Alliance—a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization that aims to increase public awareness of election-related issues and to increase voter participation in elections—as well as several individual Minnesotans.

The Liberty Justice Center’s filings in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Ellison are available here.


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