Supreme Court To Rule Against Trump?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Last week, Maggie Haberman, a reporter for the New York Times, stated during a CNN appearance that former President Donald Trump was concerned that the Supreme Court could rule against him and have him removed from all the state ballots, including those in Maine and Colorado.

Haberman stated that while Trump thinks that the ruling would be in his favor, he is also worried about the possibility of the Supreme Court also backing the decision in Colorado which could lead to him being removed from the election ballot under the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection clause.” As she noted Trump and his advisors generally think they will have success at the Supreme Court, but he has also expressed concern that the court, which currently has a conservative supermajority following Trump’s appointment of three Justices, could potentially rule against him in an attempt to not show favoritism towards him.

Colorado and Maine both decided in late 2023 that Trump was not eligible to be included in the 2024 presidential ballot. Trump has announced that he would be challenging both of these decisions which are likely to end up before the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has not had to rule on the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause since it was first ratified in 1868. Haberman also pointed out that there were some political advisers of the former President who believed that the recent decisions against him could potentially be favorable to Trump. As she pointed out these were the last days before the end of the primaries started and Trump’s team was keeping all attention on the former President, she further pointed out that the criticisms from the Democrats are also amplifying this situation.

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