Can Trump be disqualified? The debate over the 14th Amendment


Publish Date:
September 6, 2023
Christian Science Monitor
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Michael McConnell, a professor at Stanford Law School and a former federal appeals court judge, notes that while the U.S. Department of Justice has charged more than 1,100 Jan. 6 defendants – including, last month, Mr. Trump – none of them have been charged with insurrection. However, more than a dozen defendants have been convicted or pleaded guilty to the related charge of seditious conspiracy and sentenced to up to 22 years in prison.

The more important question, he says, β€œis whether the people should be deprived of being able to vote for the candidate of their choice when it appears.”

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