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Donald Trump Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court After Being Ruled Ineligible for Presidency by Colorado Supreme Court

Donald Trump has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that found him ineligible to hold the presidency under the Constitution's "insurrection clause". The ruling was based on language in the 14th Amendment that prohibits those who "engaged in insurrection" from running for various federal offices. Trump's lawyers argued that the question of eligibility to serve as President of the United States is properly reserved for Congress, not the state courts, to consider and decide. The appeal has been met with mixed reactions from the public.