Colorado Supreme Court Justices Targeted Following Trump Ballot Removal Decision

by Andrew Wright
Insurrection Disqualification

The Denver Police Department is conducting investigations into incidents targeting justices of the Colorado Supreme Court. This follows the court’s ruling to exclude former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot. Enhanced police patrols are being implemented around the justices’ residences in Denver.

Details of these investigations are not being disclosed by the Denver Police Department, which cited ongoing safety and privacy reasons in an email. The department emphasized its commitment to collaborating with various law enforcement agencies at local, state, and federal levels to investigate any threats or harassment against the justices.

An incident involving a hoax report at a justice’s home occurred last Thursday evening and is under ongoing police scrutiny.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also involved, coordinating with local law enforcement agencies. Vikki Migoya, a spokesperson for the FBI office in Denver, stated, “We will resolutely investigate any violence or threats, especially those motivated by extremist ideologies, regardless of their underlying intentions.”

The state’s apex court recently reversed a district court judge’s decision, which, while acknowledging Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, ruled that he could not be disqualified from the ballot. The district judge had expressed uncertainty over whether the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause applied to presidential eligibility.

Contrarily, the Colorado Supreme Court sided with the arguments of attorneys representing six Republican and unaffiliated voters in Colorado. These attorneys contended that the Constitution’s framers, concerned about former Confederates regaining power, would logically prohibit them from holding not just minor positions but also the nation’s highest office.

The court’s decision is on hold until Jan. 4 or pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado officials have indicated that the resolution of this issue is crucial by Jan. 5, which is the deadline for printing the state’s presidential primary ballots.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Colorado Supreme Court Trump Ballot

Why are Colorado Supreme Court justices being targeted?

Following the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot, justices have become targets of incidents, prompting investigations and increased police patrols for their protection.

What actions are the Denver Police Department and FBI taking?

The Denver Police Department is investigating these incidents, maintaining confidentiality for safety and privacy reasons. The FBI is collaborating with local law enforcement, focusing on any threats or violence motivated by extremist views.

What was the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Trump’s ballot exclusion?

The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, sided with arguments that the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause should prevent someone like Trump, implicated in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, from running for the presidency.

Is there any deadline related to the court’s decision?

The court’s decision is on hold until Jan. 4 or until the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. This issue needs resolution by Jan. 5, the deadline for printing Colorado’s presidential primary ballots.

More about Colorado Supreme Court Trump Ballot

  • Colorado Supreme Court Decision
  • Denver Police Department’s Response
  • FBI’s Involvement in the Investigation
  • Details on Trump’s Ballot Exclusion
  • Constitutional Implications of the Ruling
  • Timeline and Deadlines for Ballot Printing

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Mike Johnson December 27, 2023 - 3:28 am

wow, this is pretty intense, kinda scary to see justices being threatened over a court decision?

TommyG December 27, 2023 - 7:05 am

interesting to see how the constitution’s interpreted in cases like this, really makes you think about the law and stuff.

Sarah K December 27, 2023 - 10:36 am

trump’s always in the news, huh? but serious stuff, hope the justices are okay.

Linda M December 27, 2023 - 9:17 pm

the FBI getting involved shows how serious this is, hope they find who’s behind it…

Dave R December 28, 2023 - 12:01 am

why’s everything so polarized these days, can’t we just get along without all these threats and stuff


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