Supreme Court Delivers Bombshell 2024 Decision – It Just Changed Everything for Trump
By Jon Brenner|July 1, 2024
Supreme Court Delivers Bombshell 2024 Decision – It Just Changed Everything for Trump

Navigating the political and legal battlefield in America today feels like navigating a minefield, doesn’t it? And no one knows this better than Donald Trump.

With the 2024 presidential race heating up, Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case against Trump for allegedly attempting to influence the certification of electors on January 6th has been under intense scrutiny. It’s been one heck of a ride, folks. No president has ever faced charges for his official acts in office, and Trump, never one to shy away from controversy, had to wait until today to find out his fate.

Trivia Question: Which Supreme Court case established the principle of judicial review in the United States? (Answer at the end of the article)

The timing of these charges raised more than a few eyebrows. Trump wasn’t charged until he announced his 2024 run, leading many to suspect political maneuvering. I mean, come on, are we really supposed to believe this is all a coincidence? Trump’s camp has been vocal, accusing President Biden of weaponizing the Justice Department against him. It’s a claim that resonates with many Americans who see the justice system being twisted into a political tool.

The Supreme Court’s earth-shaking has made headlines, and the Biden camp is not happy.

From Fox News:
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in Trump v. United States that a former president has substantial immunity from prosecution for official acts committed while in office, but not for unofficial acts.

In a 6-3 decision, the Court sent the matter back down to a lower court, as the justices did not apply the ruling to whether or not former President Trump is immune from prosecution regarding actions related to efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“The President is not above the law. But Congress may not criminalize the President’s conduct in carrying out the responsibilities of the Executive Branch under the Constitution. And the system of separated powers designed by the Framers has always demanded an energetic, independent Executive,” he said.

This decision is a game-changer, folks. The Supreme Court’s ruling gives a broad shield of presumed immunity to a president for official acts, but it leaves the door open for prosecution of unofficial acts. Liberals on the court seemed furious, dissenting and calling this decision by the conservatives as made up out of whole cloth and turns the President into a King.

Sorry Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson, but the President has always had broad powers that normal citizens do not have. But no one ever tried to weaponize the justice system to go after a former president (or current candidate) for their official acts in office. And the Supreme Court has rightly protected the future of our country by protecting our public servants from prosecution over political differences.

Clarence Thomas penned a concurring opinion that challenged Special Counsel Jack Smith’s authority to prosecute the President since he was appointed by AG Merrick Garland via statutory authority. Thomas argued that this role cannot be constitutionally appointed, but must instead be approved through Congress. This opinion won’t directly affect Smith for now, but it is a warning shot over his purported authority.

The Lower Court’s Role

But Trump’s case is far from over. Here’s where it goes next.

From Reuters/Yahoo:
Chutkan, a judge on the U.S. District Court in Washington, will have to decide whether a pair of Supreme Court rulings requires some of the allegations against the Republican presidential candidate be tossed out. She will also decide on the timing of the trial, which will determine whether a jury hears evidence that Trump sought to subvert the last election before his Nov. 5 election rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden.

This means the lower court now has a crucial role to play. Judge Chutkan will have to sift through this mess and figure out what’s what. And let me tell you, folks, the timing of this trial could be everything. Will it happen before or after the election? It is extremely unlikely to conclude before the 2024 election, and if Trump is elected, he will have the power to put an end to this case.

Trump’s Triumphant Response

Trump celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision in true Trump fashion.

From TruthSocial:
BIG WIN FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY. PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!

Trump, never one to mince words, took to Truth Social to celebrate. His enthusiasm is infectious, isn’t it? He’s framing this as a win not just for himself but for the Constitution and democracy. You can almost hear the rally chants already.

Implications for the Future

What does this all mean for 2024? Well, for one, it gives Trump a significant legal shield, and it’s another roadblock knocked down on the way to the White House. But it also sets a precedent that could impact how future presidents are prosecuted—or not prosecuted—for their actions in office. It’s a tangled web of legal and political maneuvering that could have far-reaching implications.

Combined with Trump’s resounding debate success and the Democratic party in complete chaos as they figure out a way forward, it looks like the wins just keep piling up for Trump. What do you think of this ruling?

Key Takeaways:

  • The Supreme Court ruled that former presidents have substantial immunity from prosecution for official acts.
  • Judge Chutkan must decide if some allegations against Trump should be dropped and set the trial’s timing.
  • Trump hailed the decision as a major win for the Constitution and democracy.

Trivia Answer: The Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review in the United States is Marbury v. Madison (1803).

Source: Fox News, Reuters/Yahoo, TruthSocial

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Jon Brenner
Patriot Journal's Managing Editor has followed politics since he was a kid, with Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as his role models. He hopes to see America return to limited government and the founding principles that made it the greatest nation in history.
Patriot Journal's Managing Editor has followed politics since he was a kid, with Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as his role models. He hopes to see America return to limited government and the founding principles that made it the greatest nation in history.
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