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FBI investigates threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices

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FBI investigates threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices

The FBI on Tuesday said it was assisting local police in investigating threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices. The threats came after the court decided 4-3 last week that former President Donald Trump was ineligible to appear on the state’s presidential primary ballots. The Denver Police Department increased officer patrols around the justices’ homes and said officers would provide additional security assistance.

Why did the judges rule that Trump was ineligible for the Colorado ballot? They ruled that, according to Section 3 of the 14 Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Trump had disqualified himself from holding federal office. The original lawsuit had argued that Trump had engaged in “insurrection” on January 6, 2021, after swearing to support the U.S. Constitution. The section in question states that federal officials who have engaged in an insurrection against the United States cannot hold federal office again without the approval of two-thirds of Congress.

Dig deeper: Read Leo Briceno’s report in WORLD Magazine about whether Trump’s indictments make him ineligible for office.

Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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