Donald Trump gets a Favourable response from US Supreme CourtTop Stories

March 05, 2024 15:38
Donald Trump gets a Favourable response from US Supreme Court

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The recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Donald Trump regarding his eligibility to be on Colorado's Republican primary ballot is a significant victory as he continues his campaign for the presidency. The decision overturned a previous court ruling that had excluded Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, citing his involvement in and support of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The justices unanimously overturned the lower court's decision, stating that only Congress has the authority to enforce the provision against federal officeholders and candidates.

This ruling has implications beyond Colorado, as similar challenges to Trump's eligibility had arisen in other states like Maine and Illinois. Trump's eligibility had been challenged by a group of voters in Colorado, backed by a liberal watchdog group. The swift resolution of the Colorado ballot dispute ahead of Super Tuesday, a crucial day in the presidential primary cycle, was essential for Trump's candidacy to proceed smoothly across all 50 states. It is worth noting that while the Supreme Court acted swiftly in the Colorado case, it has been proceeding more slowly with regards to Trump's bid for immunity from criminal prosecution in a separate federal case related to his 2020 election loss. The delay in his trial has been advantageous for Trump as he continues his campaign against President Joe Biden.

Overall, the Supreme Court's decision provides a boost to Trump's campaign efforts and ensures his continued presence in the presidential race as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

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