Supreme Court to hear Trump ballot case that could upend 2024 presidential election

There’s a major development in a case that could upend the 2024 presidential election. The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Donald Trump can be barred from the ballot. His eligibility has been challenged in dozens of states under the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment. Amna Nawaz discussed what this means for Trump and voters with former federal prosecutor Sarah Krissoff. Read the Full Transcript Notice: Transcripts are machine and human generated and lightly edited for accuracy. They may contain errors. Amna Nawaz: There is a major development in a case that could upend the 2024 presidential election. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Donald Trump can be barred from the ballot. The former president’s eligibility has been challenged in dozens of states. While many have been dismissed, Maine and Colorado have disqualified him under the Insurrection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The justices will hear arguments in the Colorado case next month. For more on what this means for the former president, for the courts and for voters, I’m joined now by former federal prosecutor Sarah Krissoff. Sarah, walk us through what you expect to see now. The Supreme Court has decided to take up this case. The Colorado State Supreme Court was decided narrowly, on a 4-3 margin. Did you expect the court to take up the appeal? And what’s the question that they’re seeking to answer? Sarah Krissoff, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney: Yes, I’m not surprised that the court is going to address this case. It is — and they’re going to do it quickly, right? They have moved quickly here. They’re going to expect briefing and arguments quickly, because this is just a matter of national importance. And we have these primaries sort of looming on the horizon. So I’m not […]

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