The plaintiffs in Anderson v. Griswold, the historic 14th Amendment case that resulted in a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Donald Trump from the ballot for his involvement in the January 6th insurrection, today filed a response to the Colorado Republican Party’s appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Noah Bookbinder, president of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which along with the firms Tierney Lawrence Stiles LLC, KBN Law, LLC and Olson Grimsley Kawanabe Hinchcliff & Murray LLC is representing the plaintiffs, released the following statement:
“Donald Trump’s unprecedented actions on January 6, 2021 unquestionably bar him from Colorado primary ballots under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, as determined by the Colorado Supreme Court. Today’s brief underscores that Section 3 applies to former presidents, that our clients had the right to bring this challenge under Colorado state law and that the First Amendment does not allow a state party to list disqualified candidates on the ballot. It is crucial that the Supreme Court take up and review this case quickly so that Colorodans and the American public have complete clarity on Donald Trump’s eligibility before casting their ballots. We are proud to defend the Colorado Supreme Court’s historic decision on behalf of our clients and the Constitution.”
Today’s brief was filed in Colorado Republican State Central Committee, Petitioner v. Norma Anderson, et al. at the United States Supreme Court. A separate appeal from Donald Trump is expected soon.