Headline RoundupMarch 4th, 2024

Supreme Court Reverses Colorado Decision to Ban Trump From 2024 Ballot

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Colorado court ruling that removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot. 

The Details: The decision was per curiam, meaning it was attributed to the entire court rather than to a specific judge. All nine judges seemed to agree that states may not remove candidates for federal office from their ballots without congressional approval.

Key Quotes: "Because the Constitution makes Congress, rather than the States, responsible for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates, we reverse," reads the opinion.

For Context: The ruling means no other state can remove Trump or any other candidate from a presidential ballot by invoking the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which bans people who "engaged in insurrection" from holding office.

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the news as their top story on Monday. Many framed it as unsurprising.

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