Oregon Supreme Court won’t weigh Trump ballot removal dispute for now

The Oregon Supreme Court declined, for now, to hear a challenge by voters seeking to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s primary election ballot, saying it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules first.

The left-leaning group Free Speech for People wrote a Dec. 8 petition to the state Supreme Court asking the court to weigh whether the so-called insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment bars Trump from the state’s ballot, asking them to decide the matter “before the late March 2024 finalization of the 2024 Oregon primary election ballots.”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Shannon Stapleton/Pool Photo via AP)

Justices on the Oregon Supreme Court say that in light
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