The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a case seeking to use the 14th Amendment to ban former President Donald Trump from running for reelection in 2024.
According to the Post Millennial, Republican politician John Anthony Castro sued Trump on the premise that the former president attempted to lead an insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.
The 14th Amendment prevents those guilty of sedition and insurrection from holding elected office, but Trump has not been charged or convicted of either.
The Supreme Court rejected the case on Monday and declined to comment.
This is just one of many legal hurdles that Trump is facing during his 2024 presidential campaign. Despite this, Trump remains the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.
The latest Morning Consult poll found Monday that he has a 48-point lead over DeSantis.
A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found Trump is polling 10 points ahead of President Joe Biden.
In addition, various supporters have expressed concerns that Trump’s current legal battles are politically motivated attempts to influence free and fair elections.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) decried his Washington, D.C., trial as “election interference,” via RSBN, and the motives behind New York Attorney General Letitia James’ case against Trump have also been questioned.
This comes just as Trump’s New York trial started, and the judge presiding over the case, Judge Arthur Engoron, was criticized for posing and smiling for the camera at the start of the proceedings, according to Fox News.
Engoron ruled last week that Trump is guilty of inflating his assets, via court documents.
Trump Judge: If juries get it wrong, I can overrule them based on my emotions about the case pic.twitter.com/EKLUzNZYL4
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 3, 2023
Now, the ruling and Engoron’s motives are also being questioned after a video surfaced of him noting, “If juries get it wrong, I can overrule them based on my emotions about the case.”
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