Aziz Huq Discusses Ruling on Trump’s Immunity and Colorado Ballot Case on Background Briefing

Background Briefing: February 6, 2024

We begin with the blunt ruling from a three-judge panel on the Court of Appeals denying Trump absolute immunity, which he is bound to appeal as he seeks to delay the insurrection trial. Joining us to discuss that and Thursday’s Supreme Court hearing on Colorado’s attempt to disqualify Trump from the ballot and whether that would trigger serial overlapping waves of resistance is Aziz Huq, a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and is the co-author of Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror and How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, and his latest book is The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies. He’s a contributor to an article at Politico which we discuss, “Supreme Court Shocker? Here’s What Happens if Trump Gets Kicked Off the Ballot.”

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