On Thursday, former President Trump presented the Supreme Court with his argument that his exclusion from the Colorado ballot was a result of a “dubious interpretation” of the 14th Amendment.
“The Court should put a swift and decisive end to these ballot-disqualification efforts, which threaten to disenfranchise tens of millions of Americans and which promise to unleash chaos and bedlam if other state courts and state officials follow Colorado’s lead and exclude the likely Republican presidential nominee from their ballots.” Trump’s Lawyers wrote in their argument before the court.
He urged the justices to overturn the ruling and put an end to the numerous challenges that are currently underway throughout the nation.
On February 8, the extraordinary case will be heard by the Supreme Court. This case has the potential to determine the political future of Trump in Colorado as well as his eligibility to remain on the ballot in states across the nation.
Voters and anti-Trump organizations from across the nation have initiated legal proceedings in an effort to disqualify the former president from the presidency on the grounds of the 14th Amendment, citing his conduct during the Capitol disturbance on January 6, 2021.
On Thursday, Trump submitted his written brief in the case, in which he informed the justices that his actions did not even “slightly” amount to insurrection and that the ballot challenges ought to be rejected on the grounds of various other threshold concerns.
However, Trump stated that the contentious question of whether he participated in an uprising was not something the justices were required to decide upon.
Trump urged the high court, of which he appointed three justices, to determine that the presidency is not subject to the insurrection prohibition outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment.
Additionally, the former president argued that the enforcement of the clause requires additional legislation from Congress. This, among other points, would prevent an evaluation of Trump’s actions leading up to January 6 and keep him on the ballot.
A number of legal scholars and close to two hundred Republican members of Congress support Trump’s stances on these numerous test issues.