SCOTUS Rules in Donald Trump’s Favor

SCOTUS Rules in Donald Trump's Favor

( – Former President Donald Trump is facing numerous legal battles. One of them took him all the way to the Supreme Court in an effort to stay on Colorado’s primary ballot. The SCOTUS agreed to hear the case and recently ruled in his favor.

At the end of last year, the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified Trump from appearing on the state’s primary ballot for the 2024 presidential election. Those who petitioned argued that he was guilty of violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, commonly called the insurrection clause, for his role in the January 6, 2021 riots. However, his attorneys pointed out that no court had convicted the former president of having any role in the riots, nor had the special counsel indicted him on such charges.

The Supreme Court sided with Trump, noting that while states have the power to disqualify people from holding state office, they don’t have the authority to enforce the insurrection clause with regard to federal positions; only Congress does. All nine justices agreed with the case’s outcome, something Justice Amy Coney Barrett was quick to point out as a message that “Americans should take home.” Though they concurred, liberal Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ketanji Brown Jackson added that they disagreed with how the SCOTUS dictated “novel rules” for enforcing Section 3.

Trump celebrated the ruling. Speaking exclusively with Fox News Digital, he said the decision was “both unifying and inspirational” and “A great win for America. Very, very important!”

Trump is also waiting on another ruling from the SCOTUS regarding presidential immunity. The former president claimed that having no immunity would prevent the US leader from functioning “properly and effectively” in the role.

The court will hear arguments on the immunity case in April, and court watchers expect the Justices to issue a ruling before they break for the summer in June. Two of the cases impacted by this decision are on hold until then.

Colorado, along with a number of other states, all held their primary elections on March 5. News outlets projected he would win every state but Vermont.

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