Hearing before the US Supreme Court on the exclusion of Trump from the primary election in Colorado

On Thursday (4 p.m. CET), the US Supreme Court will consider the question of whether former President Donald Trump can be excluded from primaries because of his role in the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The state of Colorado decided that Trump would not be allowed to run in the primary. This was justified by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, according to which no person may hold public office if he or she has taken part in an “insurrection or insurrection” against the Constitution after taking an oath to defend it.

Trump’s lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court over Colorado. It is unclear when he will deliver his verdict. But it will definitely apply to all states. Until then, Trump must remain on the ballot in Colorado and other states. The hearing is scheduled to last 80 minutes, but is likely to last longer.