States may move to keep Trump off the ballot based on 14th Amendment disqualification (1 Viewer)

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    U.S. Blues
    Mar 26, 2019
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    Charleston, SC
    Section 3 of the 14th Amendment:


    There is a growing movement in some states to conclude that Trump is already disqualified under the 14th Amendment and they may remove him from the ballot. This would set-up legal challenges from Trump that could end up at the SCOTUS.

    The 14A disqualification doesn’t have any procedural requirements, it simply says that a person that does those things can’t serve in those offices. It a state says it applies to Trump, it would then be on Trump to show that it didn’t (either because what he didn’t doesn’t amount to the prohibited conduct, or that president isn’t an “officer” as intended by the amendment).

    States are in charge of the ballots and can make eligibility determinations that are subject to appeal - there is actually a fairly interesting body of cases over the years with ballot challenges in federal court.

    More on the legal argument in favor of this:

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    In Trump v. Anderson, SCOTUS ruled *9-0* against the ludicrous “Insurrection Clause” ballot disqualification theory—despite the fact @judgeluttig called it “an unassailable interpretation of the 14th Amendment.”

    Remind me why anyone in the world still takes @judgeluttig seriously?

    Tell us why anyone, anywhere takes you seriously.

    As regards the SCOTUS decision? That was personal opinion translated into a binding decision. Trump and your party engaged in insurrection which you obviously support and have been continuing the insurrection by the ongoing lies about voter fraud (apparently when done by Republicans it is OK) and wasted time with kabuki theatre by Mike “call me Moses” Johnson and assorted other anti-American Republican azzhats.

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