Since Trump announced his presidential campaign last year, there have been numerous attempts to stop him. Several groups, in blue and red states, have considered using the 14th Amendment to block Trump from appearing on ballots.
In one state, a campaign by listeners of conservative pundit Charlie Kirk’s radio show appeared to convince a Democrat official to drop this plan. A few other attempts at shutting down Trump using the 14th have also failed.
However, it appears anti-Trumpers continue to look for ways of using the Civil War-era amendment to stop Trump. One group took their agenda to the Supreme Court. The highest court would decide if this amendment could be used to remove Trump from the ballot. This is what they decided.
From The Post Millennial:
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to consider a case brought against Donald Trump seeking to prevent him from running in the 2024 election under the 14th Amendment…
Little-known Republican candidate John Anthony Castro sued the former president earlier this year over his ties to the Jan 6 riot, suggesting that his involvement should be grounds for disqualification…
The court denied the bid without providing any comment or recorded vote.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case aimed at preventing Trump from running for office. A Republican candidate named John Anthony Castro took the issue to the court, claiming Trump was disqualified to run for office, under the 14th Amendment.
The amendment had been passed shortly after the Civil War, to bar former Confederates from holding office. Some people have claimed that Trump was an “insurrectionist,” blaming him for the events of January 6, 2021.
However, critics have dismissed those claims. Pundits continue to argue whether or not Trump is responsible for the Capitol riot.
As of this writing, no attempts to bar Trump from running under the 14th Amendment have worked. A lower court already dismissed Castro’s case, stating he had no legal right or standing to oppose Trump’s campaign. It appears the Supreme Court shared that view and would not even consider hearing the case.
- The Supreme Court rejected a case aimed at barring Trump from running for president.
- A little-known Republican candidate claimed Trump could not run, under the 14th Amendment.
- Several attempts to use the 14th against Trump have failed.
Source: The Post Millennial