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Court Thwarts Trump’s Attempt to Stop Lawsuit Seeking Seeking to Disqualify His 2024 Candidacy

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A judge in Colorado has rejected Donald Trump’s attempt to stop a lawsuit seeking to disqualify him from the 2024 presidential ballot. Critics, including conservative legal figures, argue that Trump’s actions to overturn the 2020 election could disqualify him under the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment.

Judge Sarah Wallace sided with a group of voters represented by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), who filed the lawsuit in September, challenging Trump’s candidacy based on his alleged disqualification from public office.

Despite Trump’s lawyers attempting an “anti-SLAPP” argument, the judge disagreed and allowed the lawsuit to proceed, with a trial set for October 30 after a status conference on October 13.

“Petitioners argue that the anti-SLAPP statute does not apply for three reasons: (1) there is no cause of action against Intervenor Trump and he, therefore, lacks standing; (2) this lawsuit falls within the public interest exemption to the anti-SLAPP statute; and (3) the anti-SLAPP statute is incompatible with C.R.S. § 1-1-113 and, therefore, is inapplicable,” the judge wrote.

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