Supreme Court to Take Trump Colorado Ballot Case

The Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will hear Donald Trump’s appeal of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to ban him from the GOP Primary ballot.

Oral arguments will be had on February 8.

“The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted,” SCOTUS wrote. “The case is set for oral argument on Thursday, February 8, 2024.”

Trump lawyers recently wrote to the Supreme Court, stating, “This Court should grant certiorari to consider this question of paramount importance, summarily reverse the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling, and return the right to vote for their candidate of choice to the voters.”

“The question of eligibility to serve as President of the United States is properly reserved for Congress, not the state courts, to consider and decide,” the appeal reads. “By considering the question of President Trump’s eligibility and barring him from the ballot, the Colorado Supreme Court arrogated Congress’ authority.”

According to the filing, Trump’s presidency falls “outside the scope of section 3” of the 14th Amendment.