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I have always said beware of those that dress up in uniforms, as they hide their true human failings behind them. SCOTUS has again proven this truism. These partisan justices cloaked in their black robes are failing the most basic applications of the law. Corrupt Supreme Court betraying the rule of law in America, as they consider the Trump claim of presidential immunity over election interference in the 2020 race. The US system of administration, which puts these 9 men and women at the very top of the judicial tree is dependent upon their decisions as final arbiters.

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SCOTUS Conservative Justices’ Flout Rule Of Law For Trump

Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and to a lesser extent John Roberts have been bought and paid for by conservative billionaires to effect their wishes in America. How else can you explain their behaviour in the face of overwhelming evidence for Trump’s alleged criminality, as found by the DOJ and lower courts. It seems like the federal justice system operates largely without fear or favour until it reaches its apogee in SCOTUS. Then, these individuals have power without oversight to do as they please. The US constitution holds no standard of accountability for them, as seen by their altering the interpretation of section 3 of the 14th amendment in regard to Trump’s eligibility to stand for office despite being a determined insurrectionist by state supreme court findings.

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American Justice In Danger Of Failing The People

The American people will be forced to rise up in protest over the actions of this court if they continue to flout the rule of law in favour of Donald Trump. The January 6 insurrection occurred 3 and a half years ago and Trump has still not been held accountable for inciting it. Meanwhile, the foot soldiers are prosecuted and locked up for it. America has a big problem holding wealth and power to account. The politicisation of all levels of government and within the courts makes it a corrupt system. Democracy is being gamed by people like Trump and his associates. The pundits point to the facts inferring that SCOTUS are deliberately slow walking the Trump immunity case, which means it will not be tried in court prior to the 2024 presidential election. This deprives the American people of knowing the full facts surrounding one of the leading candidates for president.

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When we talk about nations and national identities we are making gross generalities. America and Americans are made up of many millions of individuals. Even to split them into just 2 camps – Democrats and Republicans – is another blanket call. We love to categorise stuff, however, as it makes it easier to talk about things. The rule of law is supposed to cut through all categories of people. It is supposed to apply to all and be indistinguishable beyond race, gender, and tribal affiliations. Right now, it is failing due to the status and wealth of the former president Donald J Trump. If Trump is not brought to heel America will be cast into civil unrest and may implode. If the rich and powerful are seen to be above the law and declared by SCOTUS to be immune to those laws which govern everybody else – it will be game over for democracy.

“The Supreme Court on Thursday appeared skeptical of a ruling by a federal appeals court that rejected former President Donald Trump’s claim that he has absolute immunity from criminal charges based on his official acts as president. During more than two-and-a-half hours of oral argument, some of the court’s conservative justices expressed concern about the prospect that, if former presidents do not have immunity, federal criminal laws could be used to target political opponents. However, the justices left open the prospect that Trump’s trial in Washington, D.C., could still go forward because the charges against him rest on his private, rather than his official, conduct. However, the timing of the court’s eventual opinion and the resulting trial remains unclear, leaving open the possibility that the court’s decision could push Trump’s trial past the November election.”

Robert Sudha Hamilton is the author of America Matters: Pre-apocalyptic Posts & Essays in the Shadow of Trump.

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