By DJ Mara
The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to side with former President Donald Trump in rejecting efforts to kick him off the ballot in states such as Colorado and Maine.
Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum raised questions as to whether a single state can disqualify Trump from appearing on the ballot due to his actions following the 2020 presidential election, especially those on Jan. 6.
According to Boston.com, the main concern during Tuesday’s oral arguments was whether Congress must vote before states can unilaterally decide whether officials who “engaged in insurrection” are barred from holding future office.
Additionally, a lingering question in the courtroom was whether the president of the United States is covered under this clause of the Constitution, and whether Trump “engaged in insurrection” according to the law.
It is unclear exactly when the justices will rule on this case, but the court is said to be working quickly towards a decision.
Trump is additionally expected to appeal his federal election subversion case to the high court, as an appeals court ruled against him, saying Trump was not immune from prosecution.