SCOTUS indicates court will keep Trump on Colorado ballot

Feb 9, 2024 | Political News

Justices in the US Supreme Court listened to arguments from Colorado-based attorney Jason Murray and former President Donald Trump's lawyers on Thursday about whether Trump will stay on the ballot for the Colorado primary, and subsequently other states' ballots. Arguments from the justices seemed to indicate that they will side with the former president in the case.  

Trump's lawyers appealed the Dec. 19 decision from the Colorado Supreme Court that ruled the former president had engaged in “insurrection” and could not be on the ballot under the 14th Amendment.  

Through the justices' questioning of Murray, it seemed to indicate wide agreement that Trump will remain on the ballot in their final decision. Nearly all of the justices appeared skeptical of the Colorado case, including some of the more liberal justices.