Should Jan. 6 disqualify Donald Trump from seeking reelection as president? That's the contention of several challenges to Trump's eligibility that have been brought across the country in recent months. So far, though, just two have succeeded — in Colorado and Maine — while many more have been dismissed.
Now, a group of Massachusetts voters are joining the push — citing, as others have elsewhere, a section of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that bans insurrectionists from holding federal office. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up the issue of Trump's eligibility, how likely is it that the Massachusetts challenge will succeed? Adam Reilly is joined by one of the attorneys behind the Massachusetts lawsuit, Shannon Liss-Riordan, and Amherst College political science chair Austin Sarat to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the disqualification push.
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