Habba Believes SCOTUS Will Overturn Colorado Ruling

(LibertyInsider.org) – The Colorado Supreme Court issued an order to disqualify former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 election ballot within the state, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, on December 17. Public opinion on the validity of that ruling remains deeply divided. However, Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, anticipates the SCOTUS will overturn the Colorado decision, striking it down.

Habba criticized the court’s decision during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Daily on December 20. She suggested that the Colorado court was motivated by politics and only interested in hindering Trump’s run for office rather than adhering to constitutional law.

“This is about one thing: November,” she explained. “So they already [tried] the Russia hoax. They got caught on that. So now we have to do something different. That’s what this is.”

Emphasizing the significance of due process and the electorate’s freedom to choose their leaders, Habba said she felt confident in SCOTUS’s ability to correct what she perceives as a substantial error. She accused the justices who participated in handing down the Colorado ruling of acting as “pioneers for the liberal radical left” and said they were more likely to end up looking ridiculous than to actually succeed.

Habba’s remarks reflect the deep legal and political divisions surrounding Trump’s potential candidacy for the 2024 election. However, she isn’t the only one to feel that SCOTUS will overturn the ruling upon review. Constitutional scholars consulted across multiple media outlets have highlighted factors such as the conservative makeup of the Supreme Court and the fact that Trump remains innocent until proven guilty as driving factors for such a decision.

The Colorado ruling is renewing focus on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This seldom-used provision was originally intended to bar former Confederate rebels and insurrectionists from public office. Its application to disqualify a former president from ballot access marks unprecedented political terrain.

Legal experts remain split on whether the 14th Amendment should be used to restrict a former president from running for office in the first place. Some see it as a form of executive overreach. Others argue the clause should apply more readily to any official who breaches their oath to uphold the Constitution, regardless of title or station.

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