Why the 14th Amendment may not disqualify ‘loathsome’ Trump from running for president

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Some of Donald Trump critics have been arguing that he is disqualified from running for president in 2024 under Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. And those critics aren’t necessarily Democrats. According to retired Judge J. Michael Luttig — a staunch conservative — Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results disqualify him because Section 3 prohibits “insurrection or rebellion.” Another conservative legal figure who has made a Section 3 argument against Trump is Steven Calabresi, a founder of the right-wing Federalist Society. But Calabresi, the New York Times’ Ada…

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