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A banner is displayed in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday as justices prepared to hear arguments in a case about whether former President Donald Trump can be disqualified from state ballots. The case has profound implications for the 2024 presidential election. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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I went hunting for the 14th Amendment, the document that could bar Trump from ballots

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Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley participates in fourth Republican Presidential Primary Debate on on December 6, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Dec. 16 in Durham, N.H. Reba Saldanha/AP hide caption

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Trump cries 'election interference' after Maine ruling will keep him off the ballot

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The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump's actions on and around Jan. 6 disqualify him from the presidency and from appearing on the state's 2024 primary ballot. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Rapid City, S.D., on Sept. 8. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court guts affirmative action, effectively ending race-conscious admissions

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President Trump prepares to depart for Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed Saturday in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. In an interview with Axios, the president says he intends to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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