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Dec 22, 2023

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Salon: David Coale Analyzes Uncharted Territory of State Ballot Exclusions

In a commentary featured on, LPHS partner David Coale examines the legal implications from the recent decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that bars Donald Trump from appearing on the state's 2024 presidential ballot.

Mr. Coale writes, “Unquestionably, the Trump election litigation brings the nation into uncharted legal waters. Zealous advocacy could advance that litigation into novel areas of state procedural law as well as the nation’s constitutional law. And given the razor-thin margins in the Electoral College’s swing states, such state-court litigation could become very significant.”

Read the complete commentary on Salon.