Trump Asks SCOTUS to Block Ruling Allowing for Criminal Prosecution

Should more states disqualify Trump?

  • 3,243
    Surender
    Voted Yes
    12/20/2023

    If the 14th amendment does not apply to ALL officials then what is the purpose?

    what happened to NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW ?

    we are not a monarchy potentate dictatorship? 

    Congress irresponsibly punted twice on impeachment

    scotus is politicized, corrupted with gifts & favors 

    this should not be even up for discussion! A serial proven criminal is destroying the very fabric of this hard formed democracy and threatening by the hour to do more harm and we are 'debating' if he should be alloved to proceed? 

    shame on congress

    shame on scotus

    shame on all the enablers 

  • 3,908
    Jim2423
    Voted No
    12/21/2023

    This decision was not based on party, but as a person. You can't be an insurrectionist or support and insurrection according to our Constitution. These judges made their judgement in accordance to the Constitution. I stand in agreement with the decision. I wish more states would look at this issue. 

  • 174
    Vanguard
    01/17/2024

    Given he caused the January 6 insurrection in Washington DC, I don't think he should be on the ballot. This, on its own, implies that he could be a signifficant threat to democracy in this country. He should be barred from running for office in order to protect democracy in this country. 

  • 90.1k
    LeslieG
    Voted Yes
    12/20/2023

    CO Supreme Court decision (4-3) for Trump to appear on the Republican primary ballot  (3-6-24) is headed to the Supreme Court on appeal. The State Supreme Court says it will delay its decision going into effect until 1-4-24 to allow time for the Federal Supreme Court decision.

    There are pending cases in 12 other states (AK, NJ, NM, NY, OR, SC, TX, VA, VT, NV, WI, WV), in addition to the 5 states (FL, MI, MN, NH RI) that have already dismissed cases, 2 (FL, RI) said the plaintiff’s lack standing, 1 (MI) said it was a general election not a primary election issue, and 2 (MN, NH) said they couldn’t block a party candidate appearing on a ballot.

    There are 7 justices on the Colorado Supreme Court. When vacancies occur, the judicial district nominating committee recommends candidates for the governor to select from. CO is a purple state with both Democratic & Republican districts (like Boebert's who re-elected her).

    Currently all 7 are listed as nonpartisan but one was previously a registered Republican.

    “The historic 4-3 ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, likely to be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court, makes Trump the first presidential candidate deemed ineligible for the White House under a rarely used constitutional provision that bars officials who have engaged in "insurrection or rebellion" from holding office.”

    “According to the blog Lawfare, there are pending challenges to Trump appearing on ballots in 13 other states”

    “The case was brought by a group of Colorado voters, aided by the advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington”

    "The Colorado Supreme Court has seven justices."

    "when a vacancy occurs in a county or district judgeship, the judicial district nominating commission interviews applicants and recommends individuals to the governor for consideration and appointment. Three nominees must be submitted to the governor for judgeships on the court of appeals or supreme court; two or three names can be submitted for county or district vacancies. Denver County is not part of the state system and this process does not apply to their judges."

    "Each judicial district nominating commission consists of seven citizens residing in that judicial district. No more than four members can be from the same political party, and there must be at least one voting member from each county in the district."

    https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Supreme_Court

    https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Nominating.cfm

    https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Justices.cfm

    https://www.reuters.com/legal/colorado-supreme-court-disqualifies-trump-holding-office-filing-2023-12-19/

    https://www.lawfaremedia.org/current-projects/the-trump-trials/section-3-litigation-tracker

    https://www.voanews.com/amp/colorado-supreme-court-bans-trump-from-state-s-ballot-under-constitution-s-insurrection-clause/7404758.html

  • 206
    Lee
    01/16/2024

    The POTUS has less screening than someone applying for a job at a bank! As it stands now, any idiot could win the highest without proof of sanity or scruples!  WE MUST NOT ALLOW THIS!  ANYONE WHO HOLD S THAT POSITION should be the first one to be accountable for upholding the laws of our land and be subject to the penalties all Americans face when the laws are broken. NO EXEMPTION for ANYONE IN POSITION OF POWER. As they should be THE EXAMPLE of service under the law! I would this would be obvious. Trump is proving our legal system to be A JOKE at the expense of the poor and the average citizen. THIS CANNOT STAND!!!

  • 3,634
    John
    Voted No
    12/21/2023

    Donald Trump is a danger to humanity. I believe personally that he's totally insane. He certainly has proven himself and be convicted of sexual deviance and running a business it's ripping off everyone I can. I don't know anybody cannot detest this sad example of a human being. He's nothing but a grifter and a lier.

  • 196
    BigBlueSky
    Voted Yes
    Yesterday at 2:37 AM

    He created and continues to encourage inssurection. He promises fascism the mintue he gets to office. STOP HIM NOW.

  • 3,634
    John
    Voted No
    last Monday

    Here's another reason Donald Trump needs to go and now today state senator Tom Woods of Oklahoma who said because he's a Republican and Christain he doesn't want any gay's in Oklahoma and went on to call them filth "we don't want that filth in Oklahoma because we're Republicans and Christians! Woodstone words! This is where Trump has led us maniacs like woods a complete loser and anti-Christian in fact he is the antichrist Feels he can say whatever he wants and it's absolutely fine. The Republican party today makes me wanna throw up on my shoes. All of them need to be voted out!

  • 358
    Lily
    Voted Yes
    last Saturday

    More states should disqualify Trump. Period.

  • 2,171
    JERRE
    Voted No
    02/18/2024

    Yes if Texas, OK ban Biden

  • 6,757
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    02/17/2024

    Russia people should write in Yulia Navalnaya for President.

  • 6,757
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    02/17/2024

    Trump the mob boss, the con artist and the art of the steel, may be a move coming near you?

  • 318
    Tim
    Voted Yes
    02/17/2024

    It is wrong for NYS to allow a traitor to be on the ballot.

  • 6,757
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    02/16/2024

    Tiler Carlson is not the only 'useful idiot' you got Trump and the Republican Party!

  • 6,757
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    02/16/2024

    So Trump will be able as a mob boss to kill someone and get away with murder, if the Supreme Court rules in this favor of Trump as president being above any laws and not be accountable for anything. Why do we have a justice system? Why would you single out or not exclude corporate CEO, mob bosses, dictatorship, corrupt government officials if the president is above the law? So if you are above the law,  you can commit any crime against the people that oppose you. They can pay you for protection with kick backs, but there are no guarantees!

    If that is true why wouldn't Biden not just have Trump kill, he control the military, CIA, FBI, National Guard and local police?

    The supreme need to be careful!

  • 52
    Dianne
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    Donald Trump is an insurectionist and should not be allowed to run for office.

  • 8,881
    Charles
    Voted Yes
    02/15/2024

    All STATE VOTERS CAN DISQUAILFY TRUMP BY VOTING OUT ALL HIS SUPPORTERS!

  • 32
    Deb
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    Trump is no more than a snake oil salesman. His speeches are at 2nd grade level and can't keep people's names straight. He criticizes people who serve our country, and his stupidity will probably cause WORLD WAR 3.

  • 222
    Edward
    Voted Yes
    02/15/2024

    Yes / no. This thread changes horses in mid stream. As far the 14th ammendment, obviously, he is not eligable. But how is this executed? It was never sorted out. Do we need to have the Jan 6th prosecution to finish to establish insurection to activate the 14th?

     

    More importantly, to the actual question posted here. Does Trump have total immunity? If so, than once ruled Biden can have trump arrested and his family, and his supporters and put up against a wall, with  impunity. He can disband congress and the supreme court. Not what the founders ever imagined or designed.

  • 1,034
    ClydeK
    Voted No
    02/15/2024

    This question was decided by the Supreme Court last week.  The question should be something like "should the president be held accountable for unlawful acts committed while in office?"  My answer to this question is an unequivocal YES!!  No one is above the law in this country!!  No exceptions!!

  • 118
    ConcernedOne
    Voted Yes
    02/15/2024

    Stop him before he destroys our government. You know I always wondered how the world allowed someone like Hilter to gain power, now I know. It's happening again. Stop Trump before it's too late!!! 

  • 903
    Warren
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    How is this clown not in jail he's a raspiest and murderer. He committed crime after crime he doesn't need a trial it was done in front of everyone in this country. The only people who don't see it are those Republicans who back him. They must all be voted out. 

  • 3,262
    Steph
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    Anyone who beleives in this country should reject Trump and disqualify him from the ballots.   The same should ring true for any person who supports him.

  • 2,470
    Joan
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    The toddler-in-chief is just scared of going to jail. After a lifetime of criminal behavior and buying his way out of any consequences, he cannot fathom actually being responsible for his actions. It's time to put him in jail.

  • 282
    Cynthia
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    Articel 3 of the 14th Amendment applies precisely to this situation. He tried to overturn an election.

  • 5,144
    Adam
    Voted Yes
    02/14/2024

    Look, yet again, Causes is doing something lazy and annoying. "Let's combine two issues with totally different questions! They're both about Trump and the Supreme Court. No one will notice!"

    So here's the thing (ignoring my point above for a moment). Removing Trump from state ballots because of the 14th Amendment is almost completely unrelated to the question of whether the President has total immunity while in office.

    That said, I already noted that I don't like the optics of removing him, but what if Obama decided to run for a third term? Could he petition the Supreme Court to ignore the 22nd Amendment, claiming that it would disenfranchise voters who want to electi him again? I fail to see much difference between that scenario and this one.

    On the question of Presidential immunity, of course that's not a thing. Though in my secret heart of hearts, I would love for SCOTUS to rule that the President does have total immunity and 5 minutes later, Biden has Trump "disappeared" never to be heard from again. That would be so poetic.