Former President Donald Trump delivered fiery remarks at a campaign event in Claremont, New Hampshire on November 11, 2023. A recent decision by the Colorado Supreme Court sparked new interest in his potential candidacy, with oral arguments scheduled for December 6 in response to a 14th Amendment challenge filed against him.
The case was brought by Republican and independent voters in collaboration with a group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who allege that Trump’s actions on January 6, 2021, constituted an insurrection. However, after a detailed 102-page ruling, the lower court found that the insurrectionist ban does not apply to the presidency, based on the text of the 14th Amendment.
Legal experts anticipate that this case may end up in the US Supreme Court, as the decision has sparked heated debate. Trump’s lawyers argue that the ban does not apply to presidents, and the challengers hope that the Colorado Supreme Court will overturn the ruling.
Sean Grimsley, an attorney representing the anti-Trump challengers, expressed his hopefulness that the appeal will prevail, despite the Democratic majority in the Colorado Supreme Court.
In addition to the 14th Amendment challenge, Trump’s lawyers disagree with several findings in the ruling, including the characterization of his involvement in the January 6 insurrection. They have appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court, arguing that the judge committed multiple jurisdictional and legal errors and hoping to correct these matters prior to further review. Regardless, Trump maintains his confidence, claiming victory over various constitutional challenges in other states and denouncing these legal actions as an attempt to disenfranchise voters.
In light of these recent developments, it’s clear that former President Trump’s political future continues to be a subject of intense debate and legal scrutiny.