Dems Upset Over Trump’s Big Week with Supreme Court

By Jerry McConway, updated on March 4, 2024

Donald Trump has finally seen the tide turn in his court cases thanks to the Supreme Court.

Over the last week, including today, Trump had two big wins by the Supreme Court that have upset Democrats.

Talking Points…
- Supreme Court takes immunity case
- Supreme Court rules in Colorado ballot case
- Analysis

Supreme Court Takes Immunity Case

Last week, the court won Trump a victory no matter how the actual opinion falls. When the court announced that it would take the immunity case, it meant Trump’s trial had to get pushed back significantly. Special Counsel Jack Smith asked for a July 8 date, which is only one week from the Republican National Convention. Donald Trump’s legal team asked for a date in August.

Democrats were fuming when the court announced that it would take the case, with some even outright accusing the court of trying to help Donald Trump in the election. For instance, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated:

“I think that is a disappointment. I think the court has acted quickly in the past when they realized that the presidential timetable was at risk. I’m really concerned with what they’ve done.”

In this particular case, I think the court will rule that Trump does not have immunity, but the big win here for Trump was getting this case off the docket in time for the general election. And even if the general election completes the case, the appeals will drag it out until well after the fact, which gives Trump some hope the case will not impact his election hopes.

Supreme Court Rules in Colorado Ballot Case

The Supreme Court ruled as I had predicted in the ballot case, saying that Trump could not be removed from the ballot. Also,  as I had predicted, the ruling was unanimous, so there can be no pushback from Democrats and liberals in this decision.

The court ruled that no single person had the right to attach the insurrection to a presidential candidate, while they could remove candidates at the state and local levels for this reason. The court found that only Congress can disqualify a presidential candidate from the ballot.

The ruling stated:

“States have no power under the Constitution to” enforce the provision disqualifying people from federal office if they engaged in insurrection, “especially the Presidency.

“For the reasons given, responsibility for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand.”

Analysis

This is a big win for Trump because it settles this issue once and for all. Now, he will not only be put back on the Colorado ballot, but the other states that recently ruled that Trump should be removed from the ballot must also put him back on the ticket.

However, this will not help candidates running for other offices as they had hoped. The ruling clearly stated that the states have the right to remove candidates for state and local offices. This also benefits Trump in that he no longer has to litigate those other cases, all of which were creating legal bills coming out of Trump’s campaign funds, funds he needs for the general election when he faces off against Joe Biden.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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