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“Colorado Supreme Court Disqualifies Trump: Unprecedented Use of Insurrection Clause”

Trump disqualified from Colorado ballot, state Supreme Court rules

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that former President Donald Trump is ineligible for the White House under the insurrection clause of the U.S. Constitution, making it the first time Section 3 of the 14th Amendment has been used to disqualify a presidential candidate. The court’s 4-3 decision overturns a district court judge’s ruling and removes Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot. The decision stems from Trump’s alleged incitement of the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Trump’s attorneys plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will have the final say on constitutional matters. The ruling, though not critical for Trump’s chances in Colorado, raises concerns that other states may follow suit, impacting his campaign. Colorado officials aim to settle the issue before the January 5 deadline to print presidential primary ballots. The case underscores the rarely used Section 3, designed to prevent former Confederates from returning to government after the Civil War, and the debate over its application to the presidency.

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