Supreme Court Declines to Fast-Track Trump Immunity Case, as Jan. 6 Looms Over 2024 Election – WSJ
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Donald Trump’s appeal regarding his exclusion from Colorado’s presidential primary ballot due to his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol assault. Set for oral arguments on February 8, the case involves Trump’s challenge to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, arguing that it’s unprecedented for the judiciary to impede voters from supporting a major-party presidential candidate. Trump faces a similar challenge in Maine, where Secretary of State Shenna Bellows ruled him ineligible based on the 14th Amendment, prohibiting individuals engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” from holding public office.
This legal battle over Trump’s eligibility extends beyond Colorado and Maine, with other states considering similar challenges. Notably, courts in Minnesota and Michigan have ruled in favor of Trump’s inclusion on their ballots. Concurrently, Trump is slated for trial in Washington for alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results and faces racketeering charges in Georgia. With key primaries approaching on “Super Tuesday” (March 5), the Supreme Court’s decision could significantly impact Trump’s 2024 presidential aspirations.
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