Judge Hints Marjorie Taylor Greene Re-Election Challenge Can Proceed

 a lawsuit seeking to bar conspiracy theory-pushing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
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A federal judge seems likely to rule that a lawsuit seeking to bar conspiracy theory-pushing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from running for re-election can go forward.

The lawsuit, which Free Speech for People filed last month on behalf of Georgia voters, argues that Greene's re-election bid violates the 14th Amendment, which prohibits those who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from serving in Congress. It asks Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to determine Greene’s eligibility in accordance with Georgia law.

The same group filed a similar lawsuit against GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina in January. But the two lawsuits have taken different trajectories. The North Carolina ruling, which is being appealed, cited a post-Civil War law that allowed some Confederates to serve in Congress. But Totenberg said that law — the Amnesty Act of 1872 — wasn’t meant to apply to future insurrectionists. Read more.

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