The 14th Amendment: When Should a Presidential Candidate Be Disqualified?

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:00 - Tuesday, February 6, 2024 13:15

On Feb. 8 the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case where a Colorado court barred former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s Republican primary ballot because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the U.S. Capitol. The Colorado decision was based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars from running for office those who “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States in violation of their oath of office. In advance of this historic case, retired Federal Judge J. Michael Luttig ’81 engages in a robust examination of the issues before the Court and discusses the significance of the 14th Amendment with University of Richmond Law Professor Kurt Lash in a conversation moderated by Karsh Institute of Democracy Executive Director Melody Barnes. What can we expect from this case, and what might it mean for the 2024 presidential election and the future of American democracy?

Constitutional Law
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