Supreme Court invalidates Colorado exclusion of Trump from ballot | Eastern North Carolina Now

The Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot be removed from the ballot by individual states, overturning the Colorado Supreme Court decision that found him ineligible as a candidate and disqualified from the state ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

“[R]esponsibility for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand,” the per curiam order reads. “All nine Members of the Court agree with that result.”
The order was issued on March 4, just a day before more than a dozen states hold their primary elections. 
President Trump reacted in a brief social media post: “BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!”Supreme Court Defers to Congress
The Supreme Court ruled that states cannot enforce Section 3 for national candidates, but “the Constitution empowers Congress to prescribe how those determinations to be made.”
Section 5 of the 14th Amendment spells out Congress’s authority to pass legislation to enforce the amendment, and the court opined that this “power is critical when it comes to Section 3.”

States may only enforce Section 3 when it comes to state office, the opinion reads, in line with how states have historically used the statute.   
The court noted a distinct lack of historical precedent where states used the statute to disqualify national candidates.

“As an initial matter, not even the respondents contend that the Constitution authorizes States to somehow remove sitting federal officeholders who may be violating Section 3,” the opinion reads, adding that this sort of power would “flout” Constitutional principles.

The justices found that the text of Section 3 itself reinforces this reading, as it allows Congress to “remove” a Section 3 “disability” through a two-thirds vote.

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Big Bob said:
( March 8th, 2024 @ 1:58 pm )
whataboutism - all you hear from the far right. It's all they got. Proof? Read the BO.
Van Zant said:
( March 8th, 2024 @ 1:32 pm )
It's encouraging to know the far-left scholars can spell C A T. I'm more concerned about their confusion about using prepositions instead of adverbs. I guess learning all those new pronouns has them utterly confused about parts of speech.

What the far-left is doing to language is bad. What the far-left is doing to the justice system is even worse.
( March 7th, 2024 @ 7:07 am )
"Whataboutism" = the far left's term to try to defend their double stnndards. Pathetic.
Big Bob said:
( March 6th, 2024 @ 9:37 pm )
Saddest case of ‘whataboutism” ever!
Big Bob said:
( March 6th, 2024 @ 7:20 am )
um...we all saw the vids including 'run Josh run". I'll stick with "not too bright" for $200.
( March 5th, 2024 @ 5:12 pm )
You are mixed up, dude. It is those with ANTIFA and BLM who could not spell "cat" if you gave them two of the letters. As usual, you have it ass backwards.

The ANTIFA and BLM thugs need to be in prison, but few of them were even arrested. That is expecially true of those invovled in the multi-day seige of the White House, including burning down a historic church across the street from the White House.

Who also needs to be prosecuted are Pelosi and others who deliberately did not send enough force to protect the Capitol in the hopes that it would be overrun so they could score political points
Big Bob said:
( March 5th, 2024 @ 8:11 am )
Dude, most of the Jan 6 crowd couldn’t spell cat if you spotted them the c and the t.

Maybe they can get a GED in prison?
( March 5th, 2024 @ 8:28 am )
Compare the J6 rioters to the BLM / ANTIFA insurrectionists the summer before. Although the leftwing media talked about the BLM / ANTIFA insurrection as being "mostly peaceful" while buildings burned in the background, that term applied more appropriately to the J6 riot. Indeed, there is video of an identified ANTIFA instigator at J6 repeatedly yelling "burn it down" referring to the Capitol building, none of the Trump supporter made any effort to do that. The BLM / ANTIFA insurrections were constantly burning buildings and trying to burn buildings. The J6 rioters were unarmed and did not injure anyone. The BLM / ANTIFA insurrectionists were often armed and injured scores of police and killed civlians.
Van Zant said:
( March 5th, 2024 @ 7:01 am )
"Good thing they weren't to [too] bright."

That one makes the classic quotes from the far left list.
Big Bob said:
( March 4th, 2024 @ 8:52 pm )
Yes, people of all stripes behave badly at times. However Jan6goons went too far. Good thing they weren’t to bright.
Hang Mike Pence, indeed.
( March 4th, 2024 @ 7:23 pm )
And here are more Dems behaving badly:
( March 4th, 2024 @ 6:40 pm )
Oh, yes they did, Little Bobbie.
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