Maine Supreme Court declines to review Trump 14th Amendment case

Maine’s high court declined to weigh in on whether former President Donald Trump can be disqualified from the 2024 ballot under the 14th Amendment, upholding a judge’s decision that the situation must be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a similar case out of Colorado.

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows announced in December that Trump did not meet the qualifications to appear on the primary ballot in the state under a section of the 14th Amendment disqualifying those who “engaged in insurrection” from holding public office. Her decision to remove Trump came days after the Colorado Supreme Court removed Trump from the state’s ballot.

The Maine Superior Court, the state’s trial court, ruled on Jan. 17 that Bellows’s
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