April 21, 2024

SCOTUS Unanimous: States Can’t Boot Trump from Ballot

Donald Trump Celebrates Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling Keeping Him on Ballot: ‘BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!’

Donald Trump Celebrates Unanimous SCOTUS Ruling Keeping Him on Ballot

Donald Trump celebrated the unanimous Supreme Court ruling keeping him on the ballot in Colorado and other states that ruled him ineligible.

Former President Donald Trump celebrated the unanimous Supreme Court ruling keeping him on the presidential ballot in Colorado and other states that ruled him ineligible.

Minutes after the court released its decision, the 45th president took to Truth Social to call the ruling a “BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!”

In a 9-0 decision, the court overturned the Colorado State Supreme Court’s ruling that sought to bar Trump from the ballot. The Colorado court had cited Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment, otherwise known as the “insurrection clause.”

“This case raises the question whether the States, in addition to Congress, may also enforce Section 3,” the decision reads in part. “We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office. But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency.”

The ruling furthermore finds that “nothing in the Constitution delegates to the States any power to enforce Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates.”

Notably, other states, including Illinois and Maine, had ruled that Trump was disqualified from their states’s ballots, also citing the Fourteenth Amendment. Monday’s ruling squashes those decisions as well.

The Colorado Supreme Court had decided in December Trump had “engaged in insurrection as those terms are used in Section Three” of the Fourteenth Amendment. Yet, this was despite him not being criminally convicted – let alone charged – with inciting an insurrection or of seditious conspiracy in either of the federal proceedings against him. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D) subsequently ruled on December 28 that Trump’s “primary petition is invalid,” in part based on Section Three.

The case is Trump v Anderson, No. 23–719, in the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Puts Trump Back on Colorado Ballot – UNANIMOUS DECISION – Trump Responds

BREAKING: Supreme Court Puts Trump Back on Colorado Ballot – UNANIMOUS DECISION – Trump Responds | The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila

The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled Trump can stay on the Colorado primary 2024 ballot.

The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled Trump can stay on the Colorado primary 2024 ballot.

The Supreme Court said the states lack the power to enforce Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution against Presidential candidates.

“For the reasons given, responsibility for enforcing Section against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand,” the high court’s ruling said.

In December the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified Trump from the 2024 ballot.

All 7 Colorado Supreme Court justices were appointed by Democrats – 3 of the justices dissented to the ruling.

The legal theories are based on Section 3 of the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment which states public officials who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the US may be disqualified from public office.

Trump has not been charged with engaging in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Trump’s ballot eligibility wrapped in early February.

The Supreme Court expressed skepticism as they heard arguments from Colorado lawyer Jason Murray. Even the liberal justices expressed concern.

It was unanimous.

“All nine Members of the Court agree with that result. Our colleagues writing separately further agree with many of the reasons this opinion provides for reaching it,” the Supreme Court’s ruling said.

President Trump is currently battling similar challenges in Maine and Illinois.

The US Constitution has three requirements to be president:

  • Be a natural-born citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 35 years old.
  • Have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.

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