Two hearings, taking place in Colorado and Minnesota, focus on whether former President Trump is disqualified from holding office under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. The provision, which dates back to the Civil War era, has never been ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The lawyers representing the plaintiff argue that Trump’s behavior prior to the Capitol attack makes him unfit for office, while Trump’s own lawyers argue that the provision may not apply to the presidency and that Trump was simply exercising his right to free speech.

In an attempt to secure a fair trial, Trump’s campaign filed a motion requesting the judge to recuse herself due to a past donation. However, the request was denied.

Primary Source: KRDO

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