Judge Sides With Trump In Crucial Ruling For 2024
Category: News & PoliticsVia: vic-eldred • 2 weeks ago • 116 comments
By: Jordan Andrews
A judge in Michigan dismissed a legal challenge aiming to disqualify Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot using the 14th Amendment’s insurrection provision.
The judge ruled that the decision on Trump’s eligibility should be made by elected representatives in Congress, deeming it a “political question” not meant for the courts to decide.
“Earlier today, the state court in Michigan dismissed the remaining 14th Amendment challenges to President Trump’s ballot eligibility for 2024,” stated the Trump campaign’s Steven Cheung. (Trending: Court Hands Down Crucial 2nd Amendment Ruling)
“Each and every one of these ridiculous cases have LOST because they are all un-Constitutional left-wing fantasies orchestrated by monied allies of the Biden campaign seeking to turn the election over to the courts and deny the American people the right to choose their next president.”
“While the Trump Campaign welcomes these dismissals in Michigan and anticipates the future dismissals of the other 14th Amendment cases, we are most focused on once again winning the great state of Michigan and the re-election of President Trump next year.”
The 14th Amendment’s Section 3 disqualifies individuals who supported insurrection, originally targeting former Confederate officials.
Similar lawsuits in Minnesota and other states have been dismissed, with ongoing ambiguity surrounding the application of the Amendment.
“Neither the Constitution nor Congress, in the one hundred fifty years since that amendment was passed, has clarified how this works,” CNN’s Elie Honig said.
“The problem is, you can’t just make it up now and apply it retroactively. Some scholars argue it’s ‘self-executing.’ What does that even mean? Clearly, someone has to enforce it. Why do you think we’re having legal debates in Colorado right now?”
Despite these legal challenges, Trump has remained a favorite for the presidency in 2024.