Trump Engaged in Insurrection but Can Stay on Colorado’s Ballot Anyway, Court Rules

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Former President Donald Trump can appear on Colorado’s primary ballot despite his having engaged in an insurrection for his role in Jan. 6, 2021, a judge ruled Friday.

The ruling—which legal experts say likely means the case will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court—came in response to a lawsuit seeking to remove Trump from the ballot on the grounds that Section III of the Fourteenth Amendment bars from public office anyone who has “taken an oath” but then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”

“The Court finds that Petitioners have established that Trump engaged in an insurrection on January 6, 2021 through incitement, and that the First Amendment does not protect Trump’s speech,” District Court Judge Sarah B. Wallace wrote in her ruling.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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