SCOTUS seems wary of kicking Trump off ballot

Rebecca Blackwell/AP
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The United States Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in a landmark case that will decide whether former President Donald Trump is ineleigible to run for a second term in office because of his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which culminated in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Throughout the hearing, however, both liberal and conservative justices seemed highly skeptical of the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Trump from state ballots based on its reading of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars those who have taken an oath of office and later “engaged in insurrection” from holding office gain.

Trump appealed the Colorado ruling to the Supreme Court, arguing that Section 3 doesn’t apply to presidents and that Congress, not the states or courts, is the only body that can remove candidates from ballots.


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