Supreme Court to Take Up Donald Trump’s Appeal of Colorado Ballot Removal

Published January 5, 2024

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on former President Donald Trump’s appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court decision to strike him from the ballot, a monumental case with implications for similar ballot access challenges in states across the country that could determine the presidential election.

The court will hear oral arguments on February 8, 2024, an expedited schedule that demonstrates the significance of resolving the case quickly.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in December in a four-to-three opinion that the Fourteenth Amendment’s “Insurrection Clause” prohibits Trump from appearing on the ballot for the presidency in 2024. The ruling partially reversed a lower court’s ruling that Trump is not an officer of the United States as defined by the Fourteenth Amendment and that the Amendment, therefore, cannot be used to disqualify him from appearing on the Colorado primary ballot.

The Court unilaterally determined that “clear and convincing evidence” proved “that President Trump engaged in insurrection” despite Trump having never been convicted of that or any other crime or even been charged in court with the crime of insurrection. The U.S. Senate acquitted him of charges of engaging in insurrection, and he continues to deny wrongdoing.



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Former President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington.
Published January 5, 2024

This is a developing story and will be updated

The highest court in the nation will decide whether Coloradans can vote for former president Donald Trump in the state’s GOP primary this March.

The court announced Friday afternoon it will hear an appeal from the Trump campaign to the ruling that disqualified him from Colorado’s Republican primary ballot. Oral arguments are scheduled for February 8.


In December 2023, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that Trump committed insurrection around the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and is barred from holding elected office by Section three of the 14th Amendment, known as the Disqualification Clause or Insurrection Clause.

Shortly after Colorado’s ruling, the high court in Michigan denied a similar effort. Since then, Maine’s top election official also disqualified Trump from that state’s primary ballot, while her counterpart in California declined to do so.



RELATED: Trump’s appeals on ballot access raise existential constitutional arguments

Published January 5, 2024

Ex-President Donald Trump is one of America’s most frivolous litigants, whose suits over business disputes and false claims of voter fraud often failed the laugh test.

But the twin appeals Trump has now filed after being thrown off the ballot in Colorado and Maine do not fit into his normal pattern of using the law to delay and disrupt moments of personal accountability. These efforts might be self-serving and brought on by his own anti-democratic conduct in 2020. But they are also rare examples of the ex-president raising a vital constitutional issue that urgently needs to be resolved. Trump has appealed to the US Supreme Court on the Colorado matter and to a state court in Maine. Ultimately, if the high court fails to settle the issue for the whole country, the 2024 election could descend into chaos.

Trump is challenging decisions by the Colorado Supreme Court and Maine’s Democratic secretary of state to disqualify him under the 14th Amendment’s ban on “insurrectionists” in the wake of his supporters’ mob attack on Congress that followed his campaign to overturn the 2020 election.

In his petition to the Supreme Court on Wednesday on the Colorado matter, Trump argued that he did not take part in an insurrection; that his eligibility should be determined by Congress, not the courts; and that the insurrectionist ban did not apply to the presidency in any case. In an earlier filing to the top bench, the Colorado Republican Party, which is also a party in the case, had warned of “catastrophic” national consequences if the state Supreme Court ruling was allowed to stand because it would lead to endless nationwide disputes about the eligibility of candidates and could lead to “nebulous” insurrection claims. In his filing Tuesday to the Maine court, Trump argued that Secretary of State Shenna Bellows was a “biased decision maker” who lacked legal authority to hear a challenge seeking to disqualify him from office.





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