Trump Remains on Ballot - Due Process Required

George Washington University Law Professor Influenced Initial Removal Actions
WASHINGTON - March 4, 2024 - PRLog -- The U.S. Supreme Court has just held unanimously that Donald Trump, the current leading candidate to run against President Joe Biden, cannot be removed from the ballot in Colorado - and apparently also not in other states - under the "insurrectionist" section of the Fourteenth Amendment.

A significant factor was the need for due process in the form of an evidentiary hearing, notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who had repeatedly made that point to more than a dozen states considering removal efforts.

He did so in defiance of many leading legal scholars and other pundits who proclaimed with seeming certainty that Section 3 was "self executing" - i.e., that state officials could act on their own and remove Trump from the ballot without giving him any chance to defend himself.

The Supreme Court's per curiam opinion agrees, as did Colorado, with the need for a due process evidentiary hearing before there can be a disqualification,

It appears that Banzhaf's legal analysis was not only correct, but that it also had an influence of the reactions of at least one state to removal petitions.


Documents Reveal New Hampshire Review of Trump's Ballot Access Came After Outside Legal Analysis (

See also this from the Vermont Daily Chronicle:

Connecticut is 13th State Considering Trump Ballot Ban (   @profbanzhaf

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