Trump Racks Up Another Legal Victory

Trump Racks Up Another Legal Victory

( – Since former President Donald Trump left office, Liberals have been using the legal system to cripple his chances of winning another election. Their high point was in 2022 when he was indicted on multiple charges. Now, it looks like the tide might be turning.

On December 19, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is ineligible to be president because of his alleged role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. Colorado was the first of several states trying to exclude Trump from the presidential primary ballot, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone who’s taken part in an insurrection against the US from holding elected office. The court decided Trump was guilty of insurrection despite never having been convicted of the offense; that decision will have encouraged other liberal states to try the same tactic.

Now, they have a reason to think again. On December 14, a Michigan appeals court rejected an appeal against a lower court decision that Trump was eligible to run in the state’s primaries. That case came before the Michigan Supreme Court on December 27 — and the justices refused to hear it. That means Trump will be on Michigan’s primary ballot, and it will also knock the confidence of other states that were thinking of following Colorado’s example.

In fact, the Colorado judgment isn’t likely to damage Trump’s campaign either. That state’s supreme court stayed the ruling until January 4; the Colorado Republican Party immediately appealed it to the US Supreme Court, which made the stay indefinite. Unless that court hears the case and upholds the judgment, the ruling will never come into effect and Trump is free to run in the Colorado primary. The indefinite stay is also a warning to other states that attempt to prevent Trump from running for president next year — they won’t have a free ride.

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