SCOTUS to Decide if Donald Trump is Banned from Colorado GOP Ballot

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear arguments on whether 45th President Trump will be on the Colorado Republican presidential primary ballot.

The justices said they will hear the case with arguments next month.



“The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The case is set for oral argument on Thursday, February 8, 2024,” the decision said.  Petitioner’s brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Thursday, January 18, 2024.”

“Respondents’ briefs on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support, are to be filed on or before Wednesday, January 31, 2024. The reply brief, if any, is to be filed on or before 5 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024,” SCOTUS said.

The historical hearing will consider the meaning of the 14th Amendment, which bars people who “engaged in insurrection” from holding public office. The amendment was adopted in 1868, following the Civil War.


The Colorado Supreme Court decision was the first time in history that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was used to bar a presidential contender from the ballot.

The state’s highest court claimed that Trump “engaged in insurrection” over his role in the January 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol.

Attorneys for Donald Trump, last week, asked the Supreme Court to strike down the Colorado ruling that concluded he should be excluded from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot under a section of the 14th Amendment.

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