Supreme Court unanimously rules Trump can remain on ballot

Mar 4, 2024 | Political News

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that former President Donald Trump can remain on the 2024 presidential ballot in a decision that comes one day before the Colorado Republican primary after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the top Republican contender is ineligible.

The Supreme Court ruled that the “responsibility for enforcing” the 14th Amendment's “insurrection” clause “against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States.”

The court said that “the text of the Fourteenth Amendment, on its face, does not affirmatively delegate such a power to the States.”

If states were allowed to determine which candidates were eligible for the ballot, it could result in a candidate being “declared ineligible in some States, but not others, based on the same conduct,” the justices wrote.