Trump Files New Motion to Move Crucial Case to Federal Court

[Photo Credit: By The White House from Washington, DC - President Trump at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting, Public Domain,]

Former President Donald Trump reportedly filed a motion requesting that his 14th Amendment case in Colorado be transferred to federal court on Friday.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit in district court in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday on behalf of Republican and independent citizens who believe the former president should be disqualified from the 2024 presidential ballot in the state under the 14th Amendment.

“There is an urgent public interest in promptly resolving whether Trump is constitutionally eligible to serve as president in advance of the approaching primary election.” a notice from Trump’s legal team read.

In response to Trump’s notice, however, the office of Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold attempted to claim that state courts were well-suited to address 14th Amendment questions.

The lawsuit in Colorado is part of a broader endeavor by people on both sides of the political spectrum to keep Donald Trump off the ballot in states such as New Hampshire, Arizona, Michigan, and Florida.

Free Speech for People, a legal advocacy organization, sent letters to nine state election officials last month requesting that Trump be removed from the ballot.

Conservative legal scholars and critics of the former president contend that the 14th Amendment prohibits those who have taken an oath to support the Constitution from holding office again if they have “engaged in insurrection” against the United States.

Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, for which he faces state and federal indictments, meet this criterion, according to advocacy groups. He has refuted wrongdoing in both instances.

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