The U.S Supreme Court agree to hear an appeal challenging the Colorado Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Donald Trump from the ballot over his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The Colorado high court kicked Trump off the ballot under the 14th Amendment insurrection clause which bars anyone from office who swore an oath to “support” the Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against it.
The Colorado Supreme Court stayed its decision until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the case.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear oral arguments on Feb. 8 weeks before the March 5 Colorado GOP primary, according to CNBC.
Maine has also disqualified Trump from their ballot. The former president’s legal team appealed that decision to the state superior court Thursday.
Efforts are underway in more than a dozen states to remove Trump from the ballot under the Constitution’s insurrection clause.