Chase Woodruff/Colorado Newsline

Chase Woodruff/Colorado Newsline

Chase Woodruff is a senior reporter for Colorado Newsline. His beats include the environment, money in politics, and the economy.

Testimony from election deniers begins Trump’s defense in Colorado 14th Amendment trial

By: - November 3, 2023

A series of tense exchanges between plaintiffs’ attorneys and witnesses called by former President Donald Trump’s legal team characterized the opening stages of Trump’s defense in a Colorado trial to determine whether he is ineligible to seek office under the Constitution’s “insurrection” clause. Several of the witnesses called by Trump’s attorneys are close allies of […]

‘Insurrection’ clause’s Civil War-era history scrutinized in third day of Colorado Trump trial

By: - November 1, 2023

When Gerard Magliocca, an Indiana University law professor, submitted a draft law review article on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment for publication in December 2020, few in the world of constitutional law could have anticipated just how relevant it would become a short time later. At the time, Magliocca said in testimony in Denver […]

Trump 14th Amendment trial in Colorado opens with focus on events of Jan. 6

By: - October 30, 2023

A weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began in a Denver courtroom on Monday with a focus on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the certification of election results. Six Colorado voters have alleged in […]