Events | The Legal Issues Behind the Colorado Ballot Disqualification Case

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump should be struck from the ballot for violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which applies to certain officials who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion. Does this Section apply to the former President? Can state officials enforce it in the absence of an implementing statute from Congress? Does this Section still apply in 2024?


On February 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. Anderson – what may be one of most important cases the Court has ever considered. Join us on the eve of oral arguments as Heritage’s John Malcolm moderates a discussion of the legal issues with Josh Blackman (co-author of a law review article on the subject), Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (who is leading a coalition of 27 states supporting Trump), Patrick Strawbridge of Consovoy McCarthy (former Supreme Court clerk who filed an amicus brief for the RNC and NRCC), and Heritage Senior Fellow Hans von Spakovsky.


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