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Donald Trump Ballot Eligibility Case: Supreme Court Potential Ruling Date for Case

The Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in Donald Trump's appeal against the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling that he lacks the necessary qualifications to run for president.

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Donald Trump Ballot Eligibility Case: On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Donald Trump’s appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that he is not qualified to run for president.

The Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether former President Donald Trump is eligible to seek re-election.

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Trump appealed the Colorado Supreme Court decision, which determined that his actions on January 6 were an act of insurrection and disqualified him from running for the highest office.

Voters in Colorado submitted a petition citing an obscure provision of a constitutional amendment designed to bar the re-election of former Confederates, which led to the legal dispute.

Which provision of the Fourteenth Amendment did Trump possibly violate?

The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, states that it disqualifies individuals convicted of insurrection from holding public office.

The 14th Amendment, Section 3, is commonly known as the Insurrection Clause. It stipulates:

A person who has sworn to support the United States, rebelled or resurrected against it, or provided aid or comfort to its enemies cannot serve as a Senator, Representative, or elected official.

But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

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Attorneys for Trump contend that the provision fails to explicitly mention the president of the United States.

Anticipate that the Supreme Court will reject efforts to bar Trump from the election. Numerous legal experts believe that the Supreme Court will overturn the Colorado court’s decision to remove Trump’s name from the ballot.

Chief Justice Roberts threatens to retaliate in multiple states if the Colorado decision is upheld.

Roberts expressed his certainty that disqualification proceedings would undoubtedly ensue against Trump’s opponents.

“A significant number of states will rule that you are ineligible to vote for the Democratic candidate.” “And those who supported the Republican candidate are no longer on the ballot.”

This will reduce the number of states that can decide presidential elections to just a handful, according to Roberts.

Additionally, Justice Elena Kagan expressed apprehensions regarding the authority of a state to proscribe a presidential candidate.

The state should not be able to make this decision for the entire nation, not just its citizens.

Despite detailing other officials covered by Article 14, President Biden nominated Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Colorado’s public opinion expects the Supreme Court to render its decision before the March 5, 2024 primary election.

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