Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Trump’s qualifications for the US Supreme Court

The court will examine whether Trump’s presence on the ballot violates the insurrection clause provided by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in December that the former president (2017-2021) cannot appear on the state’s Republican primary ballot because of the role he played in the attack on the federal Capitol on January 6, 2021.

That day hundreds of his supporters, inspired by the theory of electoral fraud promoted by Trump, tried to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 election.

The aforementioned section prohibits any person from holding public office if he has participated in “insurrection or rebellion” if he has sworn to support and defend the Constitution.

Trump, favorite for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, appealed to the Supreme Court against the Colorado ruling, urging it to be overturned, as well as similar requests in a chain of other states that want to he will disappear from the ballot.

Colorado and Maine decided to apply Trump’s 14th Amendment. Both will hold their primaries on March 5 on a day known as ‘Super Tuesday’, as voters in more than a dozen states go to the polls to show their preference for their candidate.

Trump faced a legal setback on Tuesday when a District of Columbia appeals court ruled that the former president is not immune from criminal prosecution for acts he committed while in the White House.

The former president faces 91 criminal charges and four pending trials, including for allegedly conspiring to alter the results of the 2020 election and mishandling documents.

While the Supreme Court is hearing the arguments, the Republican Party caucuses will be held in Nevada where Trump could be swept and give him a third consecutive victory in the presidential race.

His only opponent, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, refused to participate in the Nevada caucuses and ran in the state’s primary on February 6.

However, the Republican primaries were symbolic on Tuesday, but Haley lost on a “none of these candidates” ballot option, labeled by Trump supporters.

Meanwhile, Biden won a comfortable victory among Democratic voters in Nevada.


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