Supreme Court Set to Rule on Trump’s Colorado Ballot Ban

The resolution of the case could come just a day before Super Tuesday in 16 states.

It could be as soon as Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving the removal of former President Trump from Colorado’s primary ballot due to his alleged interference in the 2020 elections.

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump was disqualified to be president again. He is also ineligible to participate in the state’s primaries on Tuesday. Trump, who was previously barred from voting in primary elections in Illinois and Maine has appealed the Colorado court’s ruling.

The highest court of New York was the first in the nation to invoke Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This post-Civil War provision aimed to prevent those who had “engaged in rebellion” from holding public office. The Supreme Court never addressed this provision until now.

A resolution on Monday would eliminate any uncertainty as to whether the votes cast for Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who is currently leading the race, will count. Both sides requested that the court work quickly, and arguments were heard on February 8th.

The court usually makes decisions on the days that the justices have scheduled to sit. The next scheduled court date is not until March 15th. Monday, the justices will not be present. The opinions will be available on the court website starting Monday morning, just after 10:00 a.m.

Former President Trump greeting supporters during an Election Night Watch Party in Columbia, South Carolina on February 24, 2024.

After agreeing last week to hold arguments in late April, the court is expected to decide on whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference, including his role as a perpetrator of the riot attack that took place on Jan. 6, 2021, on the U.S. Capitol. The decision of the court to take on the politically charged case raises the question as to whether Trump will be tried before the November elections.

In four separate prosecutions, the former president is facing more than 90 criminal accusations. The only case with a date for trial is the state case in New York, where he is accused of falsifying records of business about hush money payments made to a porn star. The judge has indicated his intention to proceed with the trial.


The Supreme Court Ruled on Monday that Trump could not be removed from State ballots. This is an amazing win for our country and Republicans.