Section Three of the 14th Amendment disqualifies a person from holding public office if they have participated in “insurrection or rebellion” after having taken an oath. In an opinion for TIME, CERL Affiliated Faculty Kermit Roosevelt addresses the questions of whether Donald Trump is constitutionally allowed to run for re-election in 2024 and if excluding someone from the presidential ballot can be considered anti-democratic.
Kermit Roosevelt works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. He has published scholarly books in both fields. Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press, 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority to interpret the Constitution. Read his bio here.