Trump's Colorado Disqualification Is A Victory For Democracy
In a victory for US democracy, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump is not qualified to be on the state's primary ballot.
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What The Colorado Supreme Court Ruled
The decision to disqualify Trump from the ballot is historic, so let’s begin by looking at the Colorado Supreme Court ruling.
The Electors and President Trump sought this court’s review of various rulings by the district court. We affirm in part and reverse in part. We hold as follows:
• The Election Code allows the Electors to challenge President Trump’s status as a qualified candidate based on Section Three. Indeed, the Election Code provides the Electors their only viable means of litigating whether President Trump is disqualified from holding office under Section Three.
• Congress does not need to pass implementing legislation for Section Three’s disqualification provision to attach, and Section Three is, in that sense, self-executing.
• Judicial review of President Trump’s eligibility for of…