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Does the Constitution disqualify Trump? Don’t bet on it.

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
From The Left
2024 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, US Constitution
Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post

If you are hoping that Donald Trump is disqualified from running for president, don’t count on it. As a legal matter, it’s unlikely — not impossible but unlikely — that courts will invoke Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to keep the former president off the ballot. And as a policy question, though another Trump presidency would pose a great danger to democracy, invoking this once-obscure corner of the Constitution to stop Trump would also be dangerous.

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