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Old 09-04-2023, 05:14   #1
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The 14 Amendment, a hint of Christmas Future

Sen. Tim Kane has suggested that Team Biden use the 14th Amendment to stop Trump.

Several of the Jan 6th have been convicted and are going to prison for insurrection.


Sen. Tim Kaine says ‘powerful argument’ 14th Amendment could disqualify Trump
By Andrew Millman and Jack Forrest, CNN, Updated 5:56 PM EDT, Sun September 3, 2023

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine said Sunday “there’s a powerful argument to be made” for barring Donald Trump from the presidential ballot based on the 14th Amendment’s ban on insurrectionists holding public office.

“My sense is it’s probably going to get resolved in the courts,” Kaine said on “ABC This Week,” adding that Democrats’ focus should be on winning in 2024.

Legal experts have pointed to the 14th Amendment as a potential long-shot avenue to keep Trump from becoming president. The amendment includes a post-Civil War “disqualification clause” that bars anyone from holding public office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion.” The Constitution does not, however, spell out how to enforce this ban and it has only been applied twice since the late 1800s, when it was used extensively against former Confederates.

Election officials in battleground states, including attorneys general in Michigan and New Hampshire, have said they’re anticipating outside groups to file lawsuits on the matter, and are studying the legality of the provision and how it may disqualify Trump from appearing on ballots in their states.

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Old 09-04-2023, 05:30   #2
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That looks like Sunday talk-show blather to feed the base. One AZ lawyer (their AG maybe) already researched that, sadly lamenting that there's no mechanism to do that absent a conviction and nowhere is Trump actually charged with insurrection.

Thinking unapproved thoughts, yes. But not insurrection.
In terms of being charged with wrongthink, there are 70 million unindicted co-conspirators. Gotta get the daughter to see about silkscreening a t-shirt...
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