Supreme Court Rules on Trump Ballot Eligibility

This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump can be on the 2024 presidential ballot in Colorado, just one day before the state’s Republican primary.

This decision follows the Supreme Court justices expressing skepticism last month towards arguments made by Colorado plaintiffs who sought to keep Trump off the ballot.

The Colorado Supreme Court had previously ruled Trump ineligible due to the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection” clause.

This post-Civil War provision prohibits individuals who have “engaged in insurrection” from holding office.

The state high court determined that Trump violated this clause through his alleged involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

The Supreme Court’s ruling will also affect Illinois and Maine, which had also deemed Trump ineligible.

However, these rulings were on hold pending the Supreme Court’s decision in the Colorado case.