A former White House attorney believes that the Colorado Democrats, in their effort to prevent former President Donald Trump from being included on the ballot in their state, may have overplayed their hand.
Ty Cobb, who represented Trump during Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, told CNN on Tuesday that if the case is appealed to them, which is almost certain, the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that would have kept Trump off the state ballot.
“I think this case will be handled quickly. I think it could be 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump,” Cobb told the outlet.
REPORT: Legendary Attorney Ty Cobb Tells @CNN The United States Supreme Court Will Overturn The Colorado Ruling Against Trump On The Ballot.
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However, the situation worsens for the Democrats if Cobb is right.
An article from The Hill that evening reported on the interview stated, “Cobb further argued the ruling ‘vindicates’ Trump’s ‘insistence that this is a political conspiracy to interfere with the election and that … he’s the target and people shouldn’t tolerate that in America.’”
In other terms, the Colorado Supreme Court is advocating on Trump’s behalf. That is improbable to have been their intention.
Cobb reiterated his conviction that the decision would be unanimous: “I do believe it could be 9-0, because I think the law is clear.”
In order for a 9-0 decision to be rendered, it would be imperative that Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson concur with court conservatives including Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito.
The highest court of the Centennial State ruled on Tuesday that Trump was ineligible to run for office on its ballot on account of “his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 attack,” as acknowledged even by The Hill, which is not exactly a bastion of right-leaning thought (emphasis added).
The court ruled by a vote of 4-3 that Trump had, in fact, participated in insurrection, which essentially entailed a guilty plea without due process for the former president. As a result, the court ordered Trump’s removal from the ballot in violation of the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection clause.”
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By that argument, however, Trump had to be considered an “officer of the United States” for the clause to apply; however, Cobb noted that Chief Justice John Roberts had already written in a previous court decision that the president was not to be considered as such for the purposes of this amendment.
“The real key issue in this case is — is Trump an officer in the United States in the context in which that term is used in the Article 3 of the 14th Amendment,” Cobb told CNN. CONTINUE READING…