Skip to comments.Judge rejects Trump attempt to toss Colorado lawsuit seeking to bar him from the ballot
Posted on 10/13/2023 1:41:50 PM PDT by thegagline
A Colorado judge has rejected an attempt by former President Donald Trump to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to keep him off the ballot here, ruling that his objections on free-speech grounds did not apply.
Trump’s attorneys argued that a Colorado law protecting people from being sued over exercising their free speech rights should shield him from the suit, but Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace said that law doesn’t apply in this case.
The law also conflicted with a state requirement to get the question about Trump's eligibility resolved quickly, ahead of the Jan. 5 deadline for presidential candidates' names to certified for the Colorado primary, Wallace wrote.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claims in its lawsuit that putting Trump on the ballot in Colorado would violate a provision of the 14th Amendment that bars people who have “engaged in insurrection” against the Constitution from holding office. *** The Colorado case is one of several involving Trump that stand to test the Civil War-era constitutional amendment, which has never been ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court. Along with lawsuits filed in Minnesota and Michigan, it has a good chance of reaching the nation’s high court.
The lawsuits also involve one of the arguments Trump has made in criminal cases filed against him in Washington, D.C., and Georgia for his attempt to overturn his 2020 loss — that he is being penalized for engaging in free speech to disagree with the validity of the vote tally.
Colorado's case will focus in part on the meaning of “insurrection” under the 14th Amendment, whether it applies only to waging war on the U.S. or can apply to Trump's goading of a mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to halt the certification of President Joe Biden's win.
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I don’t care what the definition of insurrection is, Trump has not been found guilty of that crime.
TDS runs deep,
Into your heart it will creep.
The Judge is a definite creep.
Someone should publicize that this Judge disrespected Muhammed and said he was a pedophile and a representative of Satan.
Paxton needs to sue to get biden/Harris off the ticket in Texas
A president isn’t subject to the 14th Amendment restrictions from what I’ve read
I like the way you think.
See... This is one of those times when conservatives have an opportunity to change things. Contact them in mass and explain you will never set foot into or spend a dime in Colorado because of what they are pulling on a legal and eligible candidate for President.
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International trade contact page. They handle Tourism to Colorado.
How clueless the GOP candidates must be to think that they would win the election nationwide if they get Trump tossed off the ballot. If he gets dumped it will be a loss to rival Mondale vs Reagan.
Trump has not been found guilty of that crime.
They need to stop screwing around and make the case that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment does not apply to the Presidency.
The President is not mentioned in the section and the Presidency has never been considered an office UNDER the United States which is the explicit language in the section.
A pathetic ruling by a pathetic pawn.
A liberal judge who believes Jan. 6 was in fact an insurrection and
also believes that he participated.
The 14th is the reason the word "insurrection" was chosen by the Democrats and the media as the term of preference for Jan. 6.
That’s fine. Let them blow this issue on the Primary.
Trump will be the candidate.
Then The Supremes have to step in and slap this commie black robed bitch down
I suppose this ruling stems from a states rights point of view ... the states are tasked by the Constitution to conduct elections within their borders as they see fit. As long as the state allows write-ins in every race they may skirt any First Amendment issues.
Still suks ...
“A president isn’t subject to the 14th Amendment restrictions from what I’ve read.”
Not according to what the Supreme Court has already ruled.
Trump will appear on all fifty state ballots.
Is it true that Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace disrespected Muhammed and said he was a pedophile and a representative of Satan?
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