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THE SUPREME COURT DOES THE RIGHT THING, BUT THE COURT'S COMMIES ARE UNHAPPY

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At least for now, the United States Supreme Court was presented with constitutional questions whose conclusions were so prima facie obvious as to embarrass the Court if the decision was anything less than unanimous.

The questions…

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
No. 23–719
DONALD J. TRUMP, PETITIONER v. NORMA ANDERSON, ET AL.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO
[March 4, 2024]

BASIC QUESTION PRESENTED BY TRUMP (PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI)

The Supreme Court of Colorado held that President Donald J. Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President because he “engaged in insurrection” against the Constitution of the United States—and that he did so after taking an oath “as an officer of the United States” to “support” the Constitution. The state supreme court ruled that the Colorado Secretary of State should not list President Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot or count any write-in votes cast for him. The state supreme court stayed its decision pending United States Supreme Court review.

The question presented is: Did the Colorado Supreme Court err in ordering President Trump excluded from the 2024 presidential primary ballot?

QUESTIONS PRESENTED BY ANDERSON (RESPONSE TO PETITIONER DONALD J. TRUMP’S PETITION)

Petitioner Donald J. Trump offers a single question presented, which wrongly conflates at least seven discrete legal and factual issues in his Petition. Properly framed, the questions presented are:

1. Whether a challenge to the constitutional qualifications of a candidate for President presents a non-justiciable [Does the Court court have power to hear the case under the Constitution.] political question?
2. Whether the Presidency and the President fall within the list of offices and officers to which Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment applies?
3. Whether states may exclude from the ballot candidates who are ineligible to hold office under Section 3?
4. Whether Congress must first pass legislation under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment before a state can enforce Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, even if state law provides a cause of action to enforce it?
5. Whether, by intentionally mobilizing, inciting, and encouraging the violent attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, Trump “engaged in insurrection” against the Constitution for purposes of Section 3?
6. Whether the state trial court’s factual finding that Trump intentionally incited a violent insurrection on January 6, 2021, was clearly erroneous?
7. Whether the Electors Clause requires this Court to override the Colorado Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Colorado Election Code?

THE COURT (DOCKET)

Petition GRANTED. The case is set for oral argument on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Petitioner’s brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Thursday, January 18, 2024. Respondents’ briefs on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support, are to be filed on or before Wednesday, January 31, 2024. The reply brief, if any, is to be filed on or before 5 p.m., Monday, February 5 2024.

The ruling…

(Slip Opinion) DONALD J. TRUMP, PETITIONER v. NORMA ANDERSON, ET AL.

For the reasons given, responsibility for enforcing Section3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand.

All nine Members of the Court agree with that result.

The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court is reversed.
The mandate shall issue forthwith.

Of course, the progressive communist democrats on the Court (SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and JACKSON) were unhappy because the broad ruling could be applied to other constitutional matters and was not restricted to this single matter.

“If it is not necessary to decide more to dispose of a case, then it is necessary not to decide more.”

Today, the Court departs from that vital principle, deciding not just this case, but challenges that might arise in the future. In this case, the Court must decide whether Colorado may keep a Presidential candidate off the ballot on the ground that he is an oath breaking insurrectionist and thus disqualified from holding federal office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Allowing Colorado to do so would, we agree, create a chaotic state-by-state patchwork, at odds with our Nation’s federalism principles. That is enough to resolve this case. Yet the majority goes further.

We cannot unnecessarily join an opinion that decides momentous and difficult issues, and we therefore concur only in the judgment.

“What it does today, the Court should have left undone.”

The plot thickens...

It is likely that some radical progressive communist democrat like Jamie “The Red” Raskin will stand before Congress when the electoral votes are to be counted and claim that Trump’s votes should be discarded because he is an insurrectionist. Thus bringing the matter back to Congress, where such a determination can be made with a majority vote. A constitutional crisis that might disenfranchise half the population if allowed to proceed. 

What we learned...

Justices Roberts, Barrett, and Cavenaugh are weak Justices and cannot be relied on in the coming cases. 

Bottom line…

To allow partisan state politics to interfere with a national presidential election in such a manner as to disenfranchise a significant number of voters is unconscionable.

Unfortunately, we must wait for the other shoe to drop—the Court’s ruling on Presidential immunity for official acts while in office. It is another no-brainer decision that, if decided incorrectly, would substantially weaken the presidency and serve as a deterrent for candidates seeking high office.

We still are screwed, but we must remain vigilant for signs the pendulum has stopped and/or is starting to reverse course.

ADAM-SCHIFF-LOGO-2A reminder for Californians: VOTE AGAINST THE LYING, LEAKING, PERJURER ADAM SCHIFF FOR CALIFORNIA SENATE.

SCHIFF DOESN’T EVEN LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.

Schiff-residence Schiff-evidence Vote-2024-primary
-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DO NOT VOTE FOR BAT-SHIT CRAZY COMMUNISTS WHO WANT OPEN BORDERS

ILLEGAL-ALIEN

We are living in a police state, protecting illegal alien criminals, not American citizens...

Ever since Barack Hussein Obama’s ascendancy to the Presidency of the United States, the progressive communist democrats have sought to destroy America from within by creating and dividing our nation into racialized, sexualized, and marginalized identities. They promised these particularized groups a redress of their genuine or imagined grievances in return for granting progressive communist democrats the political power to pursue their authoritarian agenda. How else could the Democrats reward one group of individuals without punishing another group of individuals if not by force of law?

When an increasing segment of the population started paying attention to the adverse political impacts on their daily lives, the progressive communist democrats sought to dilute existing citizens’ political power, finances, and culture by importing individuals who lacked allegiance to America, our Constitution, and our American exceptionalism.

The progressive communist democrats opened the border and incentivized illegal aliens to flood America. To recreate their culture, language, dress, food, and customs in American cities where they congregated and later marched to DEMAND legal status and citizenship.

This is relatively new.

President Donald Trump curtailed illegal border crossing and other progressive communist democrat policies until he was defeated at the ballot box by a close election filled with illegalities and inconsistencies arising from Democrat operatives.

MIGRANTS-1

There was a time when the leadership of the Democrat Party, led by Bill Clinton, was corrupt but not full-blown bat-shit crazy communists…

All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.

The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants.

The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.

That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens.

In the budget I will present to you we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws.

It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.

-- William Jefferson Clinton (State of the Union 1995 - 24 January 1995)

Bottom line…

We have one opportunity to reduce the tide of progressive democrat communism and the illegal alien invasion threatening our nation.

 And that time is now.

Unless you stand up and vote the progressive communist democrat evildoers out of office, we, our children, and our grandchildren are totally screwed.

Vote-2024-primary

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS