Supreme Court Delivers Major Blow To Liberals

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( – On Thursday, the Supreme Court appeared reluctant to agree that former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from appearing in Colorado’s Republican primary election. During the oral argument, the justices used the opportunity to question lawyers about whether or not the state had the necessary authority to ban a candidate from running for federal office. 

The focus of the hearing was not at all placed on whether or not Trump had indeed engaged in insurrection in connection to his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, during the Capitol attack. There are several lawsuits that have been filed against Trump seeking to have him disqualified under the 14th Amendment. 

However, the Supreme Court used the two-hour argument to instead focus on the general question of the challenges without addressing the question relating to insurrection. Several of the justices also appeared to agree with the argument made by Trump’s team that the state lacked the necessary authority to disqualify federal candidates. 

There were also some justices who questioned whether or not the clause applies to the U.S. presidency. The findings in both of these arguments could help preserve Trump’s ability to run throughout the nation. 

Justice Elena Kagan questioned why a state was deciding who the citizens were allowed to vote for in the election. 

Chief Justice John Roberts also noted that if the court determined that Trump was not eligible to run in the election, it was possible that several states would take similar steps to remove Democratic candidates from their ballots.

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