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Supreme Court today considers whether Trump can be disqualified because of Jan. 6 insurrection

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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2024 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Supreme Court, Ballots, January 6


The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Thursday on whether former President Trump can be disqualified from running for election this year because of allegations he incited a mob assault on the Capitol after he lost the 2020 election.

At issue is whether he violated a post-Civil War constitutional amendment that says no person may “hold any office, civil or military” after having taken an oath to support the Constitution and later “engaged in insurrection” against the United States.

Legal scholars and historians told the justices in written filings that the words...

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