WILL Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Colorado Trump Ballot Decision

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) released a statement concerning the United States Supreme Court’s rejection of Colorado’s effort to deny Republican Candidate Donald Trump access to the ballot. WILL doesn’t take stances in favor or against candidates, rather WILL supports the rule of law and the fair application of Constitutional standards that govern our elections.
The SCOTUS decision made clear that States cannot (and, for the majority, only Congress can) enforce Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against federal officeholders.
The Quote: Rick Esenberg, WILL President and General Counsel, stated,  “The Supreme Court’s decision today avoided the terrible chain reaction of states disqualifying former President Trump, and then other states perhaps retaliating against President Biden. That all nine justices joined in this outcome provides much needed unanimity. While there may be differences on the scope of the opinion, Justice Barrett’s wise warning that ‘this is not the time to amplify disagreement with stridency’ should guide us.”
Rick Esenberg

Rick Esenberg

President and General Counsel

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