Michigan’s Supreme Court has decided to maintain former President Donald Trump’s presence on the state’s primary election ballot.
The court declined to hear an appeal by groups aiming to exclude Trump from appearing on the primary ballot ahead of the US presidential election.
In an order issued on Wednesday, the state’s high court stated that the application to appeal a December 14 Michigan appeals court judgment was denied because the court was unconvinced that the presented questions warranted review.
This decision comes subsequent to a divided ruling by Colorado’s Supreme Court on December 19, which declared Trump ineligible for the presidency due to his involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
This was the first utilization of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution to disqualify a presidential candidate in history.
Multiple cases, including those in Michigan and Colorado, seek to prevent Trump’s name from appearing on state ballots, citing the so-called insurrection clause that bars individuals who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the US Constitution from holding office.