Commentaries by Ron Fein and John Bonifaz and Ben Clements

On February 28, an Illinois judge ruled that disgraced ex-President Donald Trump is disqualified from office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause. Five days later, the U.S. Supreme Court, determined to avoid the overwhelming evidence that Trump engaged in insurrection, invented an exception to Section 3—applicable only to federal candidates, [...]