In his decision, Judge David Friedman of the state’s intermediate appeals court cited constitutional concerns about restricting Trump’s free speech.
It marks the second time in a week that a state court declined to remove Trump from a primary ballot under the insurrection provision of the 14th Amendment.
Prohibiting the use of the thin blue line flag restricts the free speech of public employees under the First Amendment, U.S. District Judge Karen Marston decided.
Activists are suing Michigan's secretary of state to force her to keep Trump’s name off ballots and to assess Trump’s constitutional qualifications to serve a second term.
The state's high court declined to become the first in history to use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to prevent someone from running for the presidency.
The 234-188 tally came after enough Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib, a punishment one step below expulsion from the House.
Under state law, the government has the authority to “refuse to issue any letter combination which carries connotations offensive to good taste and decency.”
Threatening “serious sanctions” for any violations, Judge Arthur Engoron expanded on a prior gag order that prohibited parties in the trial from speaking publicly about court staffers.