Supreme Court To Hear Case Attempting To Block Trump Candidacy

( – The Supreme Court will hear a Fourteenth Amendment case attempting to prevent Donald Trump from running in 2024. The plaintiff is John Anthony Castro from Texas. He’s a litigious individual, having filed lawsuits in eight separate states attempting to block Trump’s candidacy on the basis that he participated in an insurrection against the nation on January 6th.

In his lawsuit, Castro is claiming he’s personally harmed by Trump’s candidacy, that Trump being in the race is a “competitive injury,” or that he’s taking votes that would otherwise go to him. One could say that’s the point of an election, but don’t let that stop leftists from filing lawsuits. Castro reported on X (Twitter) that there should be an official decision before October 9th.

The problem is a bit more complicated than it appears on the surface, regardless of the outcome of Castro’s suit with the Supreme Court, generally considered a longshot, secretaries of state will still have ultimate authority to decide whether or not to include Trump on their states’ ballots. Some authors consider this a very distinct possibility, while others aren’t as concerned.

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment specifically blocks individuals who “engaged in insurrection” from running for office and the Democrats have attempted to redefine insurrection to include verbally challenging the results of the 2020 election. Similar cases were brought against Reps Madison Cawthorne and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene’s case was dismissed by the judge and Cawthorne lost his primary making abrogating a decision.

A rationale has already been provided in legal journals where anti-Trump Republicans have made arguments he should be blocked from running. Two law professors penned a draft of a review article claiming Trump is ineligible due to his participation in an “insurrection.” Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was just nailed with a 22-year prison sentence on charges of seditious conspiracy, though whether he got a fair trial is up for debate. Tarrio’s defenders point out the convicted ‘insurrectionist’ wasn’t even at the Capitol, nor did he participate in any riotous behavior.

This conviction will be used to argue Trump participated in the ‘seditious conspiracy’ and thus ineligible to run.

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