The most important court case of our time, or one of the most important, is set to take place mere weeks from now.
John Castro V. Donald Trump will appear before the Supreme Court on October 2, 2023, and is expected to take only one week for the Justices to reach a verdict.
The case revolves around the issue of whether or not President Trump can be removed from the ballot, and I feel like it is not getting nearly enough coverage.
Do I think it’ll succeed? Probably not, but I am no legal scholar. You can see the details of the case by following the docket link below.
John Castro v. Donald Trump https://t.co/wlQlvgCldB
— Trump Lawsuits (@trump_lawsuits) July 1, 2023
The Washington Pundit, one of the few outlets covering the topic, asked readers:
“The US Supreme Court distributed John Castro v. Donald Trump to the justices for conference. This case is to decide whether President Trump can appear on the 2024 presidential ballot. Do you trust they’ll make the right decision?”
The US Supreme Court distributed John Castro v. Donald Trump to the justices for conference. This case is to decide whether President Trump can appear on the 2024 presidential ballot.
Do you trust they’ll make the right decision?
Speak Truth to Power | @TWPundit
— Washington Pundit ©🇧🇷 (@TWPundit) September 5, 2023
According to Newsweek:
The lawsuit is seeking to argue that Trump should not be allowed to run for the White House based on section three of the 14th Amendment, which disqualifies individuals from holding public office if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States.
While Trump has not been charged with insurrection, Castro is pointing to Trump’s role in the January 6 Capitol riot.
Crossroads with Joshua Philipp of The Epoch Times dissected the looming SCOTUS case and provided his analysis of the situation.
The Guardian writes:
Other scholars have been more skeptical of a disqualification claim, questioning whether Trump’s conduct actually amounted to insurrection.
The provision has never been enforced and it is unclear what the exact mechanism for doing so would be.
Secretaries of state, who are charged with overseeing candidate eligibility requirements, are studying how the process will probably play out.