Committee Reports

Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson: Amicus Brief


The New York City Bar Association filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to decide promptly whether former President Donald Trump is eligible under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remain on ballots across the United States.  The brief was filed “in support of neither party” in the case of Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson, et al., following the Colorado Supreme Court’s finding that former President Trump is ineligible to seek the office of President under “14-3.” “The City Bar submits this brief as amicus curiae because it believes the Constitutional issues before the Court should be decided in a manner and on a schedule that permits voters throughout the nation to cast informed ballots with a uniform understanding of who the eligible candidates are for the Presidency,” states the brief. A prompt decision by the Supreme Court would allow the nation “to avoid a patchwork quilt of eligibility decisions depending on differing state or lower federal court interpretations of Section 3.” While the brief takes no position on the merits of the claims in the Colorado case, “[a]n authoritative interpretation of Section 3 will help avoid chaos both in this election cycle and in years to come.”

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