The Supreme Court has made a huge impact during the Biden administration. It has issued rulings that overturned top pillars of the Democrats’ platform.
And there are several key cases the court is deciding right now which will affect most Americans.
Now, Donald Trump is appealing to the highest court over an attack against his campaign. How it rules could decide who becomes the next president.
From The Post Millennial:
On Wednesday, Donald Trump and his lawyers appealed to the United States Supreme Court to reverse a ruling made by Colorado’s highest court that rendered him ineligible to appear on the ballot in the state under the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment.
Trump’s legal team petitioned the Supreme Court to overrule Colorado’s decision to ban him from state ballots. His team is arguing that state courts do not have the power to decide if a candidate is eligible. That power, they claim, is reserved only for Congress.
This is a strong move. Should the Supreme Court rule that only Congress can use the 14th Amendment to ban someone from the ballot, Trump will be safe from any more attacks. It means that if Democrats want to remove Trump, they will have to rely on Congress to pass a bill.
And it is highly unlikely that both chambers of Congress will agree to pass such a controversial and radical piece of legislation. Even more unlikely would be President Biden signing such a bill—that bars his biggest rival from running against him.
At the time of this writing, it is unknown how the court will decide. The Supreme Court might not even take up the appeal. But this could be a valid case for the highest court, given how it affects both the Constitution and U.S. democracy.
After Colorado’s Supreme Court kicked Trump off the ballot, Maine’s secretary of state did so as well. These officials have been accused of holding a partisan bias against Trump. They have condemned him for “insurrection” over January 6, despite any court convicting him of a crime.
- Donald Trump’s team has appealed the Colorado decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- He is arguing that Congress has the power to decide a candidate’s eligibility, not a state court.
- This comes as at least two states, with partisan officials, banned Trump from the ballot.
Source: The Post Millennial