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21 December, 2023

Where are the lawyers and political operatives who handed George W. Bush the presidency?

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Follow the lawyers and political operatives who handed George W. Bush the presidency. Where are they now?

Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Repeat It - George Santayana

Remember the last time political operatives, clever lawyers, a conservative lawyers Supreme Court handed the presidency to a Republican candidate?

Take a quick stroll down memory lane with this map to see how a conservative Supreme Court hands the presidency to a Republican candidate.

Where are the lawyers and political operatives who handed George W. Bush the presidency

Colorado’s Trump Ballot Ruling Just Gave the U.S. Supreme Court a Shot at Redemption

"The Colorado Supreme Court handed the United States Supreme Court a chance to staunch the high court’s credibility bleed-out. In ruling that former President Donald Trump is disqualified from the ballot in Colorado, that state’s highest court stayed its ruling until Jan. 4, 2024—one day before the state deadline for its primary ballot certification—in order to give time for “any further appellate proceedings.”

“Disqualification Clause” of the 14th Amendment can bar Trump from running because he engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against the Constitution, or that had “given aid or comfort” to such insurrectionists or rebels. The historic nature of the case also offers SCOTUS an opportunity to counter its historic loss of credibility in the eyes of the American people, brought on by the ever-growing arrogance of its conservative majority. - The Daily Beast

Republicans pack the Supreme Court with extreme right wing justices

States can ban abortions but can't run their own elections?

"First, they could simply decline to hear the case, or at least decline to hear it immediately and leave the disqualification in place. This makes a great deal of sense legally, since states run their own elections under the Constitution.

Such a strategy would also follow the court’s supposed leaning towards letting states decide issues for themselves. The Dobbs ruling—which returned abortion laws to the states—is resulting in a crazy-quilt patchwork of laws across the country. There is no reason why the same cannot be true for disqualification of Trump. Some states will and some states won’t, and that should be fine for SCOTUS." - The Daily Beast

Disqualification clause is clear

As constitutional law scholars like Professor Laurence Tribe and former conservative federal judge Michael Luttig concluded, the disqualification clause is self-executing and the plain language seems easy to understand even today. But while one would think that the conservative originalists on the court would follow this common-sense reading, that may be a hard result for them to reach. - The Daily Beast

Clarence Thomas shameless Supreme Court Justice takes luxury trips paid for by billionaire Harlan Crow

SCOTUS rules for the rich and powerful

It’s hard because like all centers of power, SCOTUS leans towards protecting the powerful. That lean has become a complete prostration—with the reveals of actual millions of dollars of “friends with benefits” bestowed on a jurist like Justice Clarence Thomas, and the fact that all of the conservative justices owe their seats to the careful hatchery of the Federalist Society. It’s become increasingly plain that the conservatives seek to disguise their submission as constitutional interpretation—when what’s really happening is they are wielding their power in the service of conservative billionaires and the causes they support. The Daily Beast

TakeAway: Stop extremist right-wing Supreme Court justices appointing the next president (again).

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