Lawsuits filed in California, Colorado, Minnesota, and New Hampshire seek to disqualify former President Donald Trump from appearing on the ballot under the 14th Amendment. In an opinion for Los Angeles Times, CERL Affiliated Faculty Kermit Roosevelt explains the constitutional basis for these suits, exploring the history of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and such questions as: How, and by whom, should the disqualification clause be applied?
Kermit Roosevelt is the David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice at Penn Carey Law School. He is also a member of CERL’s Affiliated Faculty. Read his bio here.