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Will Trump Be Disqualified From Holding the Presidency?

Asa Hutchinson
J. Michael Luttig
Steven Calabresi
Eric Foner
Steven Cheung
Robert A. Levy
Ilya Somin
Center for American Progress
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Robert A. Levy
Robert A. Levy"[M]y bet is that... even the liberal justices will lean toward allowing voters to decide whether Trump is fit to be president."Dec 28, 2023
Center for American Progress
Center for American Progress"[A] plain and fair reading of Section 3... demonstrates that Trump is constitutionally disqualified from holding future public office."Feb 01, 2024
Eric Foner
Eric FonerBarring Trump from public office "would be the mildest of punishments."Feb 22, 2024
Asa Hutchinson
Asa HutchinsonThe Jan. 6 riot "is something that could disqualify him, under our rules, and under the constitution."Sep 03, 2023
Ilya Somin
Ilya Somin"[T]he legal arguments against disqualification are ultimately unsound, and most are very weak."Dec 01, 2023
Steven Cheung
Steven Cheung"We are confident that the fair-minded Supreme Court will unanimously affirm the civil rights of President Trump, and the voting rights of all Americans."Jan 06, 2024
J. Michael Luttig
J. Michael Luttig"The former president's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and the resulting attack on the US Capitol, place him squarely within the ambit of the disqualification clause."Sep 03, 2023
Steven Calabresi
Steven Calabresi"I think it's really actually very clearcut... [Section 3 is] in general language, and so it applies to anyone who incites an insurrection or rebellion."Aug 20, 2023

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