Michigan's Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling, dismissing, an attempt to prevent former President Trump, from appearing on the, 2024 primary ballot.

Michigan’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling, dismissing, an attempt to prevent former President Trump, from appearing on the, 2024 primary ballot.

This decision diverges, from a recent Colorado ruling, that excluded Trump from the state’s ballot, both cases invoking the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, known as, the “insurrectionist ban.” The clause, prohibits, those who engaged in insurrection, against the U.S., from holding public office. Michigan’s election laws, unlike Colorado’s, lack a requirement, for presidential candidates, to attest to their legal qualifications.

The ruling aligns with lower court decisions, emphasizing that Michigan’s, courts should not, determine a candidate’s ballot eligibility. The U.S. Supreme Court is anticipated to address, Trump’s inclusion, on Colorado’s primary ballot.

Similar lawsuits, concerning Trump’s ballot eligibility, are pending in various state and federal courts across the country.

They include the states of Oregon, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Wisconsin as well as federal district courts, in Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.