The Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday on whether Colorado could remove former President Donald Trump from the ballot.
Late last year, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president in 2024, should be kicked off the ballot after six voters represented by lawyers from a leftist legal group argued that he was ineligible based on the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment.
During arguments on Thursday, justices seemed skeptical of the argument in favor of throwing Trump off the ballot.
“I think that the question that you have to confront is why a single state should decide who gets to be president of the United States,” liberal Justice Elena Kagan said, according to NBC News. “It seems quite extraordinary doesn’t it?”