According to Newsweek, the Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal regarding the eligibility of Donald Trump for the state’s 2024 presidential ballot.
The lower court had previously determined that Trump engaged in insurrection by encouraging the January 6 Capitol attack and seeking to overturn the 2020 election result.
Trump is appealing the insurrection ruling, and both appeals will be considered together by the Colorado Supreme Court. The lower court’s ruling on insurrection poses a significant challenge to Trump’s eligibility for the 2024 ballot, as findings of this nature are rarely overturned on appeal.
Legal experts view the case as a crucial test of legal principles and believe the lower court’s determination may be challenging for Trump to overcome.
Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal stated that factual findings, such as Trump committing insurrection, receive significant deference on appeal, making it nearly impossible to overturn a trial judge’s decision.
The case is seen as a landmark one, with potential implications for Trump’s political future. The Colorado Supreme Court is expediting the case, with Trump’s legal team required to submit their brief soon, and oral arguments scheduled for December 6.
The court’s decision could have significant consequences for Trump’s political aspirations in the 2024 presidential election.