Advocates for children who have sued the federal government and several states over climate change are now urging the Supreme Court to remember future generations in considering whether to allow former President Trump on the 2024 ballot.
They say children and “yet-to-be-born Americans” will be left with a democracy led by an insurrectionist if the court doesn’t enforce Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone who participated in an insurrection from holding public office.
Mike Davis, president of the Article III Project and a former clerk to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, said the justices pay close attention to the best qualified amicus filings and he doubts this will be one of them.
“This is a childish amicus brief filed by a childish group that will not be taken seriously by the Supreme Court,” Mr. Davis said. “This case is a bug zapper for every fringe, left-wing group trying to get into the limelight.
“The same leftists who want to kill babies up until the moment of birth suddenly want to care about their voting rights 18 years from now?” he said.
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