The Supreme Court has expressed scepticism of Colorado’s decision to disqualify Donald Trump from running for presidency.
A landmark case to decide whether the former president can run in November’s election heard arguments from both sides of the case as Trump appeals the decision.
Colorado’s court ruled Trump was not eligible to be on the ballot because he engaged in insurrection over the US Capitol riot.
However, Trump’s lawyers argue that the 6 January attacks were a “riot”, not an insurrection.
Chief justice John Roberts said that if the Colorado decision is upheld, other states will also hold disqualification proceedings, adding “it will come down to just a handful of states that are going to decide the presidential election, a pretty daunting consequence.”
The case will be decided with the US constitution clause at the heart of the decision, which bans anyone who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from competing in an election.
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