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Debate in Trump case has begun in US Supreme Court

Debate in Trump case has begun in US Supreme Court Photo: Former US President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The Supreme Court of the United States has begun consideration of the case on the right of former President Donald Trump to serve as the head of state again, reports The New York Times.

Trump's lawyer, Jonathan Mitchell, began his argument in favor of allowing the former president to run for president in the fall of 2024.

In particular, Mitchell claims that to remove Trump from the election, a decision of the US Congress will be necessary.

It is worth noting that Trump may not be allowed to participate in the presidential election due to an attempt to disrupt the 2020 election, which was won by Joe Biden.

What preceded

In December 2023, the Supreme Court of the state of Colorado decided by four votes against three that Trump, according to the 14th amendment to the US Constitution, cannot participate in the presidential elections on the territory of the state.

The reason for this decision was that Trump participated in a rebellion against the United States - that's what the court called the storming of the Capitol.

The former president immediately appealed to the US Supreme Court.

It should be noted that the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court is unprecedented, as it is the first time in American history that a citizen is removed from participating in the US presidential election.

More details about the case can be found in the material of RBC-Ukraine.