Trump Argues First Amendment Protects Him

“Attorneys for former President Donald Trump argue that an attempt to bar him from the 2024 ballot under a rarely used ‘insurrection’ clause of the Constitution should be dismissed as a violation of his freedom of speech,” the AP reports. “The lawyers made the argument in a filing posted Monday by a Colorado court in the most significant of a series of challenges to Trump’s candidacy under the Civil War-era clause in the 14th Amendment.

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