Live Stream: Skeptical Supremes Likely To Keep Trump on Colorado Ballot
DELGAUDIO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE COURT RULING TO BE ANNOUNCED
"Most of the Judges raised a lot of skeptical questions based on the fact that Donald Trump has not been convicted of any crime and several charges are being dismissed or delayed in the respective proceedings. Add to this the clearly corrupt behavior in Georgia or wild New York judicial edicts and most of the Supreme Court members seem to want to hug or embrace logic or common decorum in comparison. So it seems Donald Trump will be on the November ballot in Colorado, and elsewhere," says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
The Supreme Court sounds broadly skeptical of efforts to kick former President Donald Trump off the 2024 presidential election ballot.
In arguments ticking past 90 minutes Thursday, both conservative and liberal justices raised questions of whether Trump can be disqualified because of his efforts to undo his loss in the 2020 election, ending with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Here's what we're following:
- Case ruling: A decision relatively soon is possible, if not likely, but the exact timing isn't clear.
- 14th Amendment: At the heart of the case is a provision in the 14th Amendment preventing those who "engaged in insurrection" from holding office.
- Nevada: Trump did not attend today's arguments and is instead campaigning ahead of Thursday's Nevada caucuses. He told reporters that the arguments were 'a beautiful thing to watch'.
Dave Williams, chair of the Colorado Republican Party, said he is confident the court will rule against what he cast as "ridiculous and novel legal theories to try and engage in election interference."
And he says that he looks "forward to seeing Donald Trump on the ballot in Colorado."
And Professor Clifford Thies says:
"The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today, and it appears - from questions asked of lawyers representing Colorado and Trump - that the Colorado Supreme Court will be overturned.