What's going on with the effort to disqualify Trump for 2024 under the Constitution.
Two legal scholars from the very influential right wing Federalist Society came out with a 128 page report about four weeks ago claiming Trump was ineligible, based on the "disqualification clause" of the US constitution quoted below:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
The federalist society co-founder Steven G. Calabresi was quoted supporting the report, although he has subsequently changed his mind. The Federalist Society report is noteworthy because 5 of the six Republicans on the supreme court are members of this society. The one republican on the supreme court who is not a member is John Roberts the Chief Justice, who has served on the group's steering committee. The Federalist Society report crafted from an originalist point of view, could be persuasive to these other originalists.
Link to the story: The Constitution bars Trump from holding public office ever again
Following this two other noted legal scholars wrote a supporting article: Retired conservative Federal Judge J. Michael Luttig and an influential Democrat, "University Professor" of Harvard Law school, Laurence H. Tribe.
I subsequently heard an interview with Judge Luttig who outlined how this would play out. He said it would start with some states bringing suit to bar President Trump from the ballot. He predicted there could be multiple supreme court hearings on this matter. First to determine who has standing to bring a court case to remove him from the ballot? The second supreme court on whether the clause applies to President Trump.
In the month since the Federalist Society released their brief, what's the status of this case?