ADVISORY: SCOTUS to Hear Trump Disqualification Case

Washington D.C. — Today, The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments to decide if former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from the Colorado ballot. The question before the court is whether Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also referred to as the “disqualification clause,” prohibits Trump from holding office for violating his oath of office by engaging in insurrection. 

Common Cause filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States supporting Donald Trump’s removal from the ballot for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

The Supreme Court’s decision in this case will set precedent and likely provide nationwide guidance on Donald Trump’s eligibility for the ballot. Colorado Common Cause Executive Director, Aly Belknap, will be on location at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. and is available for in-person or virtual comment. 

“American democracy has never meant unchecked mob rule,” said Aly Belknap, executive director of Colorado Common Cause. “Donald Trump sent an armed mob to the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of an election. His ongoing incitement has led to an unprecedented rise in attacks and death threats against election workers, judges, and other public servants. There must be consequences for political violence — the Supreme Court must hold the former President accountable to the people and to the Constitution.”

Colorado Common Cause Executive Director, Aly Belknap, will be available for in-person interviews before, during, and after oral arguments.