Article originally appeared on www.westernjournal.com.
In an audio recording from inside the Supreme Court on Thursday — broadcast on C-SPAN and posted to the social media platform X — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson noted an obvious problem with Colorado’s contention that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment allows for Trump’s removal from the state’s presidential ballot.
In short, Jackson pointed out that the 14th Amendment’s third section does not mention the office of president.
The full text of that third section reads as follows:
“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, …
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