Colorado 14th Amendment ruling is no victory for Donald Trump

The latest opinion denying a challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility to run for president has occasioned a lot of teeth-gnashing about how the court, in the words of Colorado’s secretary of state, gave Trump a “get-out-of-jail-free card for insurrection.” The frustration is understandable but shortsighted. In fact, the opinion by Colorado District Judge Sarah B. … Read more

Supreme Court hears major test of 2nd Amendment gun rights

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday confronts a major test of the 2nd Amendment and its protection for gun rights, including whether they extend even for people who are subject to a domestic violence restraining order. At issue is the broader question of whether modern gun control laws may deny firearms to potentially dangerous people, … Read more

Trump isn’t the first insurrectionist to run despite the 14th Amendment

Efforts to use the 14th Amendment to keep Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot are moving forward across the country. Lawsuits have been filed in Colorado, New Hampshire, Minnesota and California; lawmakers in California have asked the state attorney general to seek a court opinion on the subject. Under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, … Read more