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Place your bets now for what SCOTUS does with the Colorado Ballot case

Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:52 am
Posted by Wednesday
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Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:52 am
My prediction:

Roberts writes a majority opinion where he crafts a very narrow reversal of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision on entirely esoteric procedural grounds that raises more questions and confusion than it answers. Kav and maybe Kagan support it. He doesn’t touch the merits. He doesn’t discuss that the Colorado communists read out section 5 of the 14th A.

Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch and Barrett also vote to reverse, based on the fact that Congress didn’t authorize any of this shite, and reverse based on section 5. They don’t make any findings regarding muh Insurrection. And Alito writes their concurring opinion.

Soltamayor and Jackson dissent and write DEI think pieces based on zero law or consistent logic holding that Orange Man Bad.
This post was edited on 1/7/24 at 8:53 am
Posted by SlowFlowPro
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Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:54 am to
The President isn't going to qualify for section 3 of the 14A as he's not an "officer".

There will be 5 opinions, minimum, with at least 3 coming from the majority.
Posted by FMtTXtiger
Member since Oct 2018
3642 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:55 am to
dont even want to guess on this b/c if SCOTUS does the right thing, the enemy already has a backup plan.

Posted by Wednesday
Member since Aug 2017
15374 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:56 am to
Agree.

They aren’t going there. Roberts is the biggest coward in American Government
Posted by TBoy
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Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:57 am to
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My prediction:

I think you may have nailed this one.
Posted by SlowFlowPro
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420693 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 8:57 am to
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They aren’t going there. Roberts is the biggest coward in American Government

What does cowardice have to do with anything?

If the President doesn't qualify, that ends the controversy. Everything else is moot and it would be improper to opine further (as it would create the very confusion you seem to worry about).
Posted by Fun Bunch
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
115209 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:01 am to
They will soundly reject it. 9-0 or 8-1 with Soto being the lone dissenter.

It won’t be close. It’s patently absurd on its face.
Posted by udtiger
Over your left shoulder
Member since Nov 2006
98254 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:04 am to
9-0 or 8-1 to reverse.

Multiple opinions on basis of reversal.
Posted by SouthEasternKaiju
SouthEast... you figure it out
Member since Aug 2021
24567 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:05 am to
Sane common sense suggests it gets blown out.

But current day being what it is...
Posted by Viator106
Downtown Broussard, La.
Member since May 2020
315 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:05 am to
Soto being the lone dissenter.


Did you forget about the gal who has troubles associating vaginas with women?
Posted by CamdenTiger
Member since Aug 2009
62354 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:07 am to
It will be a 9-0 smackdown reversal of this idiotic, political decision. The reason is that no one has been charged with the crime they are accusing him of; like no other participants now in jail for those actions from Jan 6, that they are accusing Trump of committing. I guess he acted alone, lol. Secondly, the 14th Amendment clause is only enforceable by Congress, not a State Judiciary. It’s clearly unconstitutional…
Posted by TerryDawg03
The Deep South
Member since Dec 2012
15586 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:08 am to
I can get on board with all of your op.
Posted by Wednesday
Member since Aug 2017
15374 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:21 am to
quote:

9-0 or 8-1 to reverse.

Multiple opinions on basis of reversal.


Agreed there will be multiple opinions but there’s no way Affirmative Action Jackson or the Wise Latina vote to reverse. I hope I’m wrong, but to date I’ve seen neither of these people apply the law as written. Instead, they focus on signing unreadable WAPO editorials drafted by their law clerks dressed up as a legal opinion.
Posted by Bard
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Member since Oct 2008
51374 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:24 am to
quote:

Roberts writes a majority opinion where he crafts a very narrow reversal of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision on entirely esoteric procedural grounds that raises more questions and confusion than it answers. Kav and maybe Kagan support it. He doesn’t touch the merits. He doesn’t discuss that the Colorado communists read out section 5 of the 14th A.

Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch and Barrett also vote to reverse, based on the fact that Congress didn’t authorize any of this shite, and reverse based on section 5. They don’t make any findings regarding muh Insurrection. And Alito writes their concurring opinion.

Soltamayor and Jackson dissent and write DEI think pieces based on zero law or consistent logic holding that Orange Man Bad.


I think that's so close to the eventuality that you should snag some Powerball tickets while you're on such a roll.
Posted by SlowFlowPro
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Member since Jan 2004
420693 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:26 am to
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half the Supreme Court is made up of pedophiles


Posted by fjlee90
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2016
7829 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:28 am to
I’m in the 9-0 reversal court.

Not on principle, but the USSC does not want the smoke that comes with barring political candidates from running for office.
Posted by momentoftruth87
Member since Oct 2013
70991 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:31 am to
I think the new dem will be difficult and show her activist ways. Outside of her I think most will understand it’s not legal and an election is coming.
Posted by Kjnstkmn
Vermilion Parish
Member since Aug 2020
10474 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:32 am to
Posted by SlowFlowPro
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420693 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:33 am to
I think it's 7-2 just so that the 2 dissenters can write their opinion. I'm guessing Sontamayor and KBJ.

This is a fresh Constitutional issue with no real precedents. These scholarly opportunities are rare and many Justices go their whole career on the USSC (which can be decades) without this opportunity.
Posted by JJJimmyJimJames
Southern States
Member since May 2020
18496 posts
Posted on 1/7/24 at 9:42 am to
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This is a fresh Constitutional issue with no real precedents. These scholarly opportunities are rare and many Justices go their whole career on the USSC (which can be decades) without this opportunity.
so time to establish the dissenters their own marxist center

not to mention complete lack of merit
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