Trump Likely Not Going Anywhere

Happy Friday, again! As one of our editors mused this morning, it says something about our country that there was a Supreme Court hearing Thursday to determine whether a man who tried to overturn the results of a presidential election should be allowed to run for president again—and that a writeup of that hearing was bumped from TMD for space!

We didn’t want to overwhelm you with a 4,500-word newsletter this morning, but we also don’t want to sit on this reporting until Monday, either. So please enjoy the very first … TAD.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the Super Bowl! We’ll see you on Monday.

In Other 2024 News

Demonstrators call for Donald Trump to be kept off of the presidential primary ballot outside the U.S. Supreme Court on February 8, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Trump v. Anderson—the case in which the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of removing former President Donald Trump from the state’s GOP presidential primary ballot. The case centers around Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, a relatively arcane constitutional provision designed to prevent elected officials who had violated their oaths of office by joining forces with the Confederacy in the Civil War from holding public office again. The Supreme Court has never heard a case that hinged on Section 3, and it’s believed to have only been cited in a case once in the 20th century. 

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