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Political Activists Meltdown Over Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states cannot bar candidates from federal ballots based on the 14th Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.

This invalidated efforts in 35 states to keep Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot.

Colorado’s Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, joined MSNBC contributors in criticizing the ruling, claiming states should be able to enforce the 14th Amendment against “oath-breaking insurrections.”

Griswold said, “Colorado should be able to bar oath-breaking insurrections from our ballot.”

MSNBC’s Lisa Rubin said, “You have four justices concurring in the judgment… that they feel they don’t need to decide that Congress is the exclusive enforcement mechanism.”

Keith Olbermann said, “The Supreme Court has betrayed democracy. Its members including Jackson, Kagan and Sotomayor have proved themselves inept at reading comprehension. And collectively the ‘court’ has shown itself to be corrupt and illegitimate.”

However, the Court found that determining who qualifies as an insurrectionist under the 14th Amendment is Congress’s role, not the states’, when it comes to federal offices like President.

The U.S. Supreme Court said, “We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office. But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency.”

The ruling was based on a 1869 precedent. Trump celebrated the decision on Truth Social as a “big win for America.”

Critics argued the ruling proved the Court was corrupt, inept, or partisan, while supporters said it correctly limited states’ powers over federal elections.

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