Last month, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 decision to keep President Trump off the 2024 Primary ballot in the state. The Colorado high court has been the only court to rule this way out of several decided or dismissed in other states.
The case was initially dismissed in November by Colorado District Court Judge Sarah Wallace, but was later appealed both by the plaintiffs and Donald Trump.
The Colorado Supreme Court decision left President Trump the opportunity to stay the decision if he chose to appeal to the US Supreme Court before January 4th, which his legal team did. This would ensure that he was eligible to be on the ballot at the time Colorado requires ballots be printed for the primary races.
A week later, the Maine Secretary of State ruled that President Trump was ineligible from her state’s ballot but conceded that the US Supreme Court will likely have to interpret the 14th Amendment and its application.
Now, the US Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in the case regarding the implementation of the 14th Amendment in this situation. The hearing is set for February 8th.
BREAKING: SCOTUS has granted cert in the case of Colorado attempting to remove Pres. Trump from the ballot.
They can now deliver finality on the 14th Amendment for every state to follow.
— Daniel Baldwin (@baldwin_daniel_) January 5, 2024
In a petition for Writ of Certiorari, Trump’s legal team argued the implications of leaving the interpretation of the 14th Amendment to the States, stating:
Source: The Gateway Pundit