Trump legal news brief: In landmark ruling, Colorado Supreme Court removes Trump from ballot

Trump legal news brief: In landmark ruling, Colorado Supreme Court removes Trump from ballot

Colorado Supreme Court Ruling on Ballot Inclusion Colorado Supreme Court Decision

In a significant ruling, the Colorado Supreme Court voted 4-3 to remove former President Donald Trump’s name from the state’s presidential primary ballots. This decision is based on their interpretation of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits individuals who have “engaged in insurrection” from holding office. Despite the decision, the court stayed its ruling until January 4, allowing Trump’s legal team time to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on behalf of Colorado voters. This legal development is part of the broader scrutiny of Trump’s actions leading up to the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, with the U.S. Supreme Court expected to make a final decision.

E. Jean Carroll Defamation Case Trump’s Attempt to Block Key Witness

In another legal maneuver, Trump’s lawyers sought to block Northwestern University marketing professor Ashlee Humphreys from testifying in the second defamation lawsuit brought by former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll. This move comes after Humphreys played a key role in the first case, testifying about the financial damage caused by Trump’s alleged sexual assault and defamation, leading to a $5 million judgment in Carroll’s favor. Trump’s legal team argues against Humphreys’ methodology in calculating damages, claiming inflated estimates. The second defamation trial is scheduled to commence on January 15, and Humphreys’ testimony is a focal point in assessing financial damages.

Georgia Election Workers’ Lawsuit Against Giuliani New Lawsuit Against Rudy Giuliani

Following a $148 million civil judgment against former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss filed a new lawsuit against Giuliani. The lawsuit aims to prevent Giuliani from repeating false claims about their role in the 2020 presidential election. Despite the recent judgment, Giuliani has maintained his stance, and the new lawsuit contends that his statements, coupled with a refusal to refrain from making such claims, indicate an intent to persist in targeted defamation and harassment. Giuliani’s comments on Newsmax further underscore the contentious nature of the allegations, with the legal battle expected to continue as Giuliani vows to appeal the recent verdict.