SCOTUS skeptical of disgraced former president’s ballot disqualification

Source: CNBC

“The Supreme Court on Thursday strongly questioned a ruling by Colorado’s top court that barred Donald Trump from the state’s Republican presidential primary ballot. A number of Supreme Court justices, among them two liberal justices, were skeptical of the rationale and process that the Colorado Supreme Court used to disqualify Trump from that ballot. ‘I think that the question that you have to confront is why a single state should decide who gets to be president of the United States,’ Justice Elena Kagan, one of those liberals, told a lawyer for Colorado voters who sought Trump’s disqualification. She and other justices expressed concern about a lack of consistency across states in which some ban a federal candidate, while others allow the same candidate to remain on their ballots.” [editor’s note: That happens in every election (including with respect to eligibility), due to “ballot access” laws – TLK] (02/08/24)