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Lawfare No Bull: Oral Arguments in Colorado Section 3 Appeal

Caleb Benjamin
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 12:00 PM

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Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Dec. 6, the Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the appeal of the Denver District Court decision that found that former President Donald Trump “engaged in insurrection” but could not be disqualified from primary and general election ballots in Colorado because of the language of Section 3. The arguments in front of the state supreme court centered on whether the presidency is an “office…under the United States,” whether the president is “an officer of the United States,” whether Trump engaged in insurrection, and how the issues may conflict with Trump’s First Amendment rights.   

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Caleb Benjamin was Lawfare's fall 2023 editorial intern. He holds a B.A. with high honors in government from Dartmouth College.

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