Colorado’s Supreme Court has made a landmark decision in the case of Donald Trump, barring him from appearing on the state’s 2024 primary ballot. This an unprecedented action, as no former President has ever been barred from appearing on a ballot in a US election.
The 5-2 ruling was made because Trump was accused of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol in early January 2021. In the ruling, the court described Trump’s actions as “contrary to democratic conventions of which the citizens of this State expect their chief magistrates to observe.”
The court also noted that Trump’s actions in the Capitol attack had perpetuated “grave risk to the public order and to the integrity of our Republic.” As such, the court determined that it would be “inappropriate” to allow someone to appear on the ballot who had demonstrated such disregard for the rule of law.
This decision is sure to reverberate throughout the political spectrum, as many people are likely to be shocked by the court’s decision. But it will also bring cheer to those who have long been searching for a way to prevent Trump from obtaining the presidency in 2024.
The decision by the Colorado Supreme Court is an historic one, and is sure to be noted as a turning point in US history. Whether or not Donald Trump will attempt to challenge the ruling remains to be seen.