A significant legal battle surrounding former President Donald Trump’s constitutional qualifications to run for office has been pushed into the limelight. As revealed by Conservative Brief, a recent ruling from Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace did not dismiss the case against Trump, paving the way for its trial starting October 30.
The lawsuit, led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on behalf of certain anti-Trump factions, questions Trump’s eligibility based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This section prohibits those who’ve rebelled against the U.S. Constitution after swearing an oath to it, from seeking federal office.
Although Trump hasn’t been found guilty of “insurrection” or “sedition”, he faces charges, including conspiracy against the U.S., following the contentious aftermath of the 2020 election. Notably, related cases are emerging in states like Minnesota and Michigan, amplifying the importance of this legal debate.
Judge Wallace’s ruling solely addressed the case’s procedural aspects, meaning it will proceed without dismissal. This lawsuit is among many that Trump is juggling, including the high-stakes question of whether he can be held accountable for his actions during his presidency.
With the ongoing appeal involving U.S. Capitol Police Officer James Blassingame potentially setting the stage for a Supreme Court intervention, Trump’s future, both legally and politically, hangs in the balance.