The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a landmark case that will decide whether former President Donald Trump is ineligible to run for a second term in office because of his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which culminated in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Last year, Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled that Trump violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment — which bars an individual who swore an oath to support the Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection” from holding federal or state office again.
Trump appealed the Colorado ruling to the Supreme Court, arguing that Section 3 doesn’t apply to presidents and that Congress, not the states or courts, is the only body that can remove candidates from ballots.
Arguments over whether states have the power to bar Trump from ballots begin Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. We’ll have a live audio stream (no video is allowed inside the court) as well as key updates and analysis in the blog below.