BREAKING: "You Can't Kick Trump Off Ballot", US Supreme Court Tells States

BREAKING: "You Can't Kick Trump Off Ballot", US Supreme Court Tells States

  • The US Supreme Court has dismissed the judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court banning Donald Trump from contesting the 2024 presidential election
  • In its judgment on Thursday, the court ruled that states did not have the power to affect section 3 of the 14th amendment of the constitution on anyone contesting federal offices
  • The Supreme Court dismissed the judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court, which banned the former president from recontesting for election

United States - Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, achieved a significant triumph on Monday, March 4, as the Supreme Court ruled in his favour.

The ruling stated that states cannot exclude him from the ballot based on his actions that contributed to the January 6 attack at the Capitol.

The judgment of the Supreme Court has brought a swift end to the case with greater implications for the 2024 election.

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US Supreme Court gives verdict on Donald Trump ahead of 2024 US presidential election
US Supreme Court clears Trump on contesting 2024 presidential election Photo Credit: Donald Trump
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According to NBC News, the judgment was contained in an unsigned ruling with no dissents.

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It reversed the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court, which banned Trump from serving the country as president again, citing section 3 of the 14th amendment of the constitution.

The constitutional provision stated that those who had held government positions and were later caught in the act of insurrection would be banned from running for various offices.

Supreme Court judgment favours Donald Trump

But the US Supreme Court said the Colorado Supreme Court was wrong to have assumed that states can determine whether a presidential candidate or other candidate for the federal office cannot contest.

The judgment cleared that Congress and not the states should set the rules for enforcing the 14th Amendment provision against candidates contesting for federal offices. It stated that such a decision applies to all states, not just Colorado.

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It stated that states have the power to ban people from contesting for offices in the state and from appearing on the ballot under section 3.

US secretary calls Tinubu earlier reported that the United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, called Bola Tinubu on phone ahead of his May 29 inauguration.

Blinken disclosed that the U.S.-Nigeria relationship was built on shared interests that should be protected and strengthened under the Tinubu administration.

The Secretary also urged Tinubu to build an inclusive leadership that will reflect the interest of all Nigerians.


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