On Monday, the Supreme Court decided they would not hear the appeal of a largely unknown 2024 GOP presidential candidate who is doing his absolute best to ensure that former President Donald Trump is not placed on an election ballot, limiting the choices voters have to pick from during the primary race for the Republican Party nomination. Seems to me this man, John Anthony Castro, does not really understand the principles this nation was founded upon, which Republicans use as the basis for their own policy platform. If he did, he would know that he looks like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
According to the Daily Caller, Castro has “filed lawsuits in several states claiming Trump is ineligible to hold office under section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars officials who took an oath to the Constitution and then ‘engaged in insurrection’ from holding office. He asked the Supreme Court in August to hear his case after a federal district court in Florida dismissed his lawsuit due to lack of standing, a request that the justices have now denied.”
Castro attempted to make the case that if there wasn’t any judicial relief, Trump would “siphon off votes,” in a violation of the 14th Amendment. “Castro will further suffer irreparable competitive injuries if Trump, who is constitutionally ineligible to hold office, is able to attempt to secure votes in primary elections and raise funds,” the candidate argued in the petition.
“Trump’s constitutionally unauthorized undertaking will put Castro at both a voter and donor disadvantage,” it continued.
Castro, speaking with journalists from the Daily Caller News Foundation, stated he is “still pursuing decisions” in lower courts. “I’m still pursuing decisions in the liberal appellate courts and there’s a full blown trial scheduled for October 20 in New Hampshire,” he said in comments made to the DCNF. “Another bench trial on the merits in Arizona is scheduled for October 31.”
The report then added, “With lawsuits by other groups pending — including two filed by the left-wing group Free Speech For People in Minnesota and Michigan and one filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in Colorado — there’s still a possibility of another case challenging Trump’s eligibility making it to the high court.”
The Supreme Court in Minnesota is set to hear oral arguments in Free Speech For People’s lawsuit on Nov. 2.
“If a Secretary of State disqualifies Trump from the ballot, then Trump and his campaign will have standing to sue and if the lower courts rule against Trump, then the case will most certainly end up in the Supreme Court on an appeal,” Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky stated previously in a conversation with the DCNF. “For a number of constitutional and procedural reasons, the Court is almost certain to rule in Trump’s favor.”
Is Castro a progressive plant just trying to stir up trouble and see if he can take away a major state from Trump in the primary to ensure he is not the nominee? It certainly looks that way, whether or not that’s the truth. It’s not a good look for sure.
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