SCOTUS Takes on Trump’s Colorado Ballot Ban Case, Promising a Landmark Showdown

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It was inevitable, and now it’s here.

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would hear the Colorado Supreme Court’s case to ban former President Donald Trump on the primary ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court invoked the 14th Amendment to declare Trump guilty of insurrection, without any criminal charges. Trump has never been charged with insurrection in any court.

The argument was rejected by various federal courts for different reasons. So far, the Colorado Supreme Court as well as the Maine Secretary of State have been the only ones to reject Trump’s claim. However, they suspended or stayed their decisions while awaiting a court review.

Oral arguments are scheduled for the next few weeks. We can expect to get a definitive answer from the government soon.

This is an urgent story. As new information becomes available, we will update you.