Supreme Court Rules President Trump Cannot be Removed from CO Ballot

Unanimous decision states former president cannot be disqualified under 14th Amendment.

The Supreme Court handed down an unsigned decision on Monday that unanimously ruled former President Trump cannot be disqualified from appearing on the Colorado ballot under the Fourteenth Amendment, as that state supreme court had ruled.

The clause of the amendment cited refers to no one being able to hold office in the U.S. if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the [U.S.], or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.“ While the former president has not been charged with insurrection in any of the legal proceedings held against him, the justices made their decision based on congressional authority.

Their ruling stated, “Former President Trump challenges that decision on several grounds. Because the Constitution makes Congress, rather than the States, responsible for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates, we reverse.” 

The decision also stated, “States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the justices of the Supreme Court to be led by God as they deliberate and rule on the cases before them in the remainder of this term.
  • For the judges of the federal and state courts to be discerning and impartial in their rulings upon cases involving voting and ballot issues.
  • For the Lord’s will to be accomplished during this year’s presidential election cycle.

Sources: Axios, The Hill


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