Former President Donald Trump’s political opponents have come up with another plan to keep him from winning the 2024 election: Make sure he isn’t on the ballot at all.
Lawrence Caplan from Boynton Beach, a tax attorney from Florida, has initiated a federal legal action aimed at preventing former Trump from appearing on the ballot, citing a provision in the U.S. Constitution that disqualifies those who have ‘incited insurrection’ from holding public office.
The lawsuit is overseen by Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama.
The attorney asserts in his legal documents submitted to the Southern District of Florida that the 14th Amendment’s Section 3 bars individuals from occupying governmental positions if they have participated in an insurrection against the government or aided its adversaries.
Caplan labels this as the “disqualification clause,” explaining that it could be invoked without the need for a criminal trial. He further highlights that special counsel Jack Smith has brought charges against Trump related to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 election results.
The lawsuit also mentions that prosecutors in Georgia