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Budd Signs Amicus Brief Defending President Trump’s Ballot Access

Jan 18, 2024 | News, Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) has joined an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in the case Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson, et al.

The brief urges the Court to reverse the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision barring President Trump from the presidential ballot.

It further argues that, “the Colorado Supreme Court’s opinion tramples the prerogatives of members of Congress.” They argue that the court “raced past numerous textual and structural limitations … which are primarily designed to ensure that Congress controls the enforcement and removal” of a president from office, and that the court “adopted a malleable and expansive view of ‘engage in insurrection,’ which will easily lead to widespread abuse” against the political opponents of those in power in the United States. 

The brief was led by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and co-signed by a total of 46 U.S. Senators.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) led the amicus effort in the U.S. House of Representatives and was joined by Speaker Mike Johnson and 135 other Members of Congress.

Read the entire brief here.


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