SCOTUS Sets Date For Major Trump Ruling

(Patriot Insider) – Over the weekend, the United States Supreme Court ignited flames of speculation regarding the case of former President Donald Trump and his fight to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to oust him from the GOP primary ballot, leading many to believe a decision would be coming on Monday. The court itself did not clearly come out and make such an announcement, but they did post on their official website that a ruling is expected to be issued.

According to an article published by The Western Journal, “A Colorado Supreme Court ruling cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment as grounds to say Trump would be off the ballot, citing his post-election campaign against the results of the 2020 elections. The section bans anyone who was involved in an insurrection holding elected office, although Trump’s lawyers and those for Colorado voters who wanted Trump off the ballot sparred over the precise interpretation of the wording.”

The order in Colorado was put on hold while the former president appealed it, which means, as of now, Trump’s name will be on the ballot for Tuesday’s GOP primary election in the Rocky Mountain state. An attorney representing Trump, Jonathan Mitchell, vehemently denied that any such insurrection occurred on Jan.6, 2021, thus the very basis of the Colorado decision is false.

“For an insurrection, there needs to be an organized, concerted effort to overthrow the government of the United States through violence,” he explained. “This was a riot. It was not an insurrection. The events were shameful, criminal, violent, all those things, but they did not qualify as an insurrection as that term is used in Section 3.”

“Writing on the Supreme Court blog, commentator Amy Howe noted that after the Feb. 8 oral arguments, the speculation was on Trump’s side, writing that it ‘appeared ready to hold that Colorado cannot exclude former President Donald Trump from the ballot based on his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the U.S. Capitol,'” The Western Journal disclosed.

Howe then went on to write that “justices of all ideological stripes questioned the wisdom of allowing a state to make its own decisions about whether a candidate should appear on the ballot, both because of the effect that such decisions would have on the rest of the country and because of the hurdles that courts would face in reviewing those decisions.”

Howe pointed out that while oral arguments were being delivered, Justice Elena Kagan, who is definitely left-leaning, “was among the most vocal in expressing her concerns.”

“Why, she queried, should one state be able to disqualify a candidate from the ballot and, in so doing, effectively determine who becomes the president of the United States? Rather than sounding like an issue for an individual state to decide, she said, that ‘sounds awfully national to me,’” Howe penned.

She then divulged that Justice Amy Coney Barrett stated during the hearing that removing a candidate from the primary ballot “just doesn’t seem like a state call.”

“Howe further noted that Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts said allowing one state to knock one candidate off the ballot could begin a process they viewed with skepticism,” the report continued.

One of the counterpoints presented by Chief Justice Roberts was that if Trump is allowed to be knocked off the ballot, there could be efforts to do the same thing to President Joe Biden. And that’s an excellent point. You can guarantee those attempts would immediately spring to life. Conservatives today understand fully that one of the only effective means of fighting against the left is to play by the rules they have set forth.

“And some of those will succeed,” he went on to say, making a hypothetical situation where a “handful of states … are going to decide the presidential election. That’s a pretty daunting consequence.”

As of now, Trump has also been removed from ballots in Illinois and Maine, however both cases are currently being appealed.

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