The Supreme Court is expected to determine whether Trump can keep running for president. Here’s why

Former President Donald Trump is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Colorado ruling that bars him from the state’s ballot over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. He also appealed a similar decision by Maine’s Democratic secretary of state on Tuesday. (Jan. 3) DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to determine whether former President Donald Trump can keep running for the White House. Trump on Wednesday appealed a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that he’s ineligible for the presidency because he violated a rarely used constitutional prohibition on those who hold office having “engaged in insurrection.” On Tuesday, he appealed a similar ruling from Maine’s Democratic secretary of state, but it’s the Colorado appeal that’s most significant. That’s because the nation’s highest court has never before ruled on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, adopted in 1868 to prevent Confederates from regaining their former government posts. Whatever the Supreme Court decides applies to Colorado will apply to all other 49 states, including Maine. Trump remains on the ballot in both states until the appeals are done. RELATED NEWS Trump asks US Supreme Court to overturn Colorado ruling barring him from ballot over Jan. 6 attack Republicans want to impeach the Maine official who cut Trump from the ballot. They face long odds Trump is blocked from the GOP primary ballot in two states. Can he still run for president? WHAT IS SECTION 3? The provision is only two sentences and seems relatively straightforward. Section 3 reads: “No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or […]

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