Minnesota justices appear skeptical that states should decide Trump’s eligibility for the ballot

Associate Justice Gordon Moore questions Donald Trump’s attorney Nicholas Nelson Thursday, as he argued his case before the Court in St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments to keep former President Trump off the ballot. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Thursday that states have the authority to block former President Donald Trump from the ballot, with some suggesting that Congress is best positioned to decide whether his role in the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack should prevent him from running.