Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Trump’s Eligibility for Colorado Primary



This morning, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding Donald Trump’s eligibility for the Colorado primary. Back in December, the Colorado State Supreme Court ruled that Trump should be removed from the state’s ballot based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This provision prohibits individuals who engaged in insurrection from holding office. However, Trump’s team argues that his actions leading up to and on January 6th do not constitute insurrection.

Expectations and Implications

Barbara McQuaid, co-host of the “Sisters-in-Law” podcast, anticipates today’s proceedings. She emphasizes the importance of the justices’ questions in determining their stance on Trump’s actions. Meanwhile, concerns arise about the broader implications of the Supreme Court’s decision, with some worrying about the impact on public confidence and democratic processes.

Legal Considerations

McQuaid delves into the legal nuances, highlighting the criteria for engaging in insurrection as outlined in the 14th Amendment. She discusses various arguments regarding Trump’s potential violation of this clause, including his failure to intervene during the Capitol insurrection.

Mechanics of the Hearing

The oral arguments will feature presentations from Trump’s lawyers, representatives for Colorado voters, and the state’s solicitor general. Each will argue their case against Trump’s candidacy, albeit with varying interests. The live hearing, available on MSNBC, promises insights into the justices’ perspectives through their questioning.


While the timing of the Supreme Court’s decision remains uncertain, the urgency of the matter may prompt a swift resolution. Stay tuned for updates on this pivotal case.


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