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Could the 14th Amendment Cover the Presidency?

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s line of questioning during the Supreme Court debate on the 14th Amendment’s Insurrection Clause highlighted a notable point of contention: the absence of clear language barring insurrectionists from the presidency. While plaintiffs assert the clause’s catchall category should apply to all federal offices, including the presidency, Jackson’s skepticism hinges on why the framers of the Clause did not explicitly list ‘president’ among the offices from which insurrectionists are barred.

Should the 14th Amendment's Insurrection Clause be interpreted to implicitly include the presidency within its scope of barred offices?

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