Supreme Court begins process to decide whether Trump will be ineligible

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The Supreme Court of the United States began on Thursday (8) the trial that will determine whether Trump will be able to run in the presidential elections in the country, which take place in November this year. (Photo: Instagram)
The Supreme Court of the United States began on Thursday (8) the trial that will determine whether Trump will be able to run in the presidential elections in the country, which take place in November this year. (Photo: Instagram)

The Supreme Court of the United States began on Thursday (8) the trial that will determine whether Trump will be able to run in the presidential elections in the country, which take place in November this year.

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As a result, the judges must decide, in the trial, whether they will maintain and expand the decision of the Colorado Court, which, in December, determined that Trump could not run in the state, or whether they will overturn the measure.

Trump is the favorite to run for president of the United States for the Republican Party.

Thus, in the first session, this Thursday, arguments for and against Colorado’s decision were heard. The state court argued, at the time, that Donald Trump participated in an insurrection on January 6, 2021, when thousands of people invaded the Capitol in Washington.

It is worth remembering that in this case, according to the understanding of the Colorado judges, it is that he had violated an article of the 14th amendment of the US Constitution and, therefore, could not be elected.

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The case reached the Supreme Court because the former president’s lawyers appealed the Colorado decision.

The court’s chief justice, conservative Justice John Roberts, said at the session that the consequences of an eventual approval of Colorado’s ruling could be “quite frightening.”

According to Roberts, if Colorado’s decision is upheld, other states will pursue their own disqualification procedures for Democrats or Republicans.

“And it’s only up to a handful of states that decide the presidential elections. That’s a pretty scary consequence,” Roberts said.

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