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‘Very Tough Questions’: Jonathan Turley Predicts What The Supreme Court Will Focus On In Trump Ballot Case

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley predicted Sunday that the Supreme Court will focus on whether former President Donald Trump's potential disqualification amounts to “self-enforcement.”

On February 8, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Mr. Trump's appeal of the Colorado Supreme Court's December 19 ruling that disqualified him from running in the state's presidential primary, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. It is. Maine Democratic Secretary of State Shena Bellows declared Trump. Although he is ineligible to participate in the Dec. 28 vote, the ruling went like this. suspended By a state superior court judge.maine supreme court I refused He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 24th. (Related: Sol Weisenberg predicts he will 'lose' Maine Secretary of State's legal battle to keep President Trump from voting)

Turley said he would try to secure a majority in any ruling after Chief Justice John Roberts accused Colorado Democratic Secretary of State Jana Griswold of making “stupid arguments.” Ta. Turley also said it was debatable whether President Trump could be automatically disqualified under the 14th Amendment.


“There's a big difference between the age requirement and this,” Turley told “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream about efforts to disqualify President Trump. “First of all, whether or not to disqualify Mr. Trump depends on your judgment on a series of questions. It must apply to the contested president. It is self-enforced and does not require a state to unilaterally And finally, this must be a riot. I think they're going to lose it, those are very difficult questions.

“I think it's unlikely that the court would rule on that on the first question,” Turley added. “You're more likely to focus on this 'self-executing' question. Remember, Chief Justice Roberts feels the burden of being chief justice, and he would want to get as much, if not unanimity, on this issue as possible. . Perhaps his second question provides the best opportunity for that. ”

Special Counsel Jack Smith filed charges in August related to Trump's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election, including conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States, conspiracy to commit voting rights and vote counting, and conspiracy to violate voting rights. secured a four-count indictment against Trump. Conspiracy to fraudulently obstruct and interfere with the certification of the January 6, 2021 electoral vote count. Smith did not charge Trump with sedition. (Related: Jonathan Turley explains how the Supreme Court put a knife to Jack Smith's vacation plans)

Legal experts predict the Supreme Court will overturn the Colorado court's decision.

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