Supreme Court Agrees To Review Colorado Decision Removing Trump From Ballot
CORALVILLE, IOWA - DECEMBER 13: Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign event at the Hyatt Hotel on December 13, 2023 in Coralville, Iowa. Iowa Republicans will caucus on January 15, the first in the presidential nomination process in the 2024 presidential race.
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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to review Colorado’s unprecedented decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the primary ballot.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled 4-3 last month that Trump could not appear on the ballot, citing the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment. Trump filed an appeal on Wednesday, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the state’s ruling, and the court has agreed to look at the case, The Hill reported.

“The Colorado Supreme Court has no authority to deny President Trump access to the ballot. By doing so, the Colorado Supreme Court has usurped Congressional authority and misinterpreted and misapplied the text of section 3,” Trump’s lawyers Scott Gessler of Gessler Blue LLC along with Harmeet Dhillon, David Warrington, Jonathan Shaw, and Gary Lawkowski of Dhillon Law Group Inc. wrote in court filings.

Per the justices’ order, the case will move quickly with oral arguments scheduled to start on February 8, according to The Hill. The high court’s decision will likely affect other states across the nation as Trump was also removed from the primary ballot in Maine, and groups of voters in Illinois and Massachusetts are seeking to remove Trump from the ballot. The former president has also appealed the decision of Maine’s Secretary of State Shenna Bellows removing him from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot, calling Bellows a “biased decision maker.”


“The secretary should have recused herself due to her bias against President Trump, as demonstrated by a documented history of prior statements prejudging the issue presented,” Trump’s lawyers said in their appeal to the Maine Superior Court.

Both the Colorado Supreme Court’s and the Maine secretary of state’s decisions were put on hold pending Trump’s appeals, meaning the former president’s name remains on each state’s ballots for now.

Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican primary, is leading President Joe Biden in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls as the 2024 election nears.

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