The Supreme Court has critical cases before them. Everything just got flipped upside down though.
Because Justice Clarence Thomas has decided to step down from the bench for this crazy reason.
It’s entirely possible that Donald Trump’s future will rest with the U.S. Supreme Court and how they approach the legal battles that the leading Republican candidate is facing from his enemies on the radical Left.
Trump is facing indictments over charges to overturn the results of the 2020 election, allegedly stealing classified documents, and even more on both the federal and state levels.
Of course, none of this has ruined Donald Trump’s chances of winning the 2024 Republican primary race and even a potential 2024 general election rematch against Democrat incumbent Joe Biden.
What very well could be a major problem for Donald Trump and the Republicans is if Trump is the runaway nominee for the GOP but ends up facing conviction from the federal government in the trials that will begin next year.
Some legal experts suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court is going to need to get involved here sooner or later and set some legal precedent given that the nation is in uncharted territory in more ways than one.
The U.S. Supreme Court had a chance to do that now. A petition made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that would require Donald Trump ally and attorney John Eastman to hand the government emails that involve any information about the events that took place on January 6, 2021.
The petition was denied and the Justices allowed the lower court order to remain in place. Though what was more significant than the denial of the petition was how the denial came about.
According to reports, Justice Clarence Thomas recused himself from considering whether the High Court would review and potentially overturn the lower court decision on the emails in question.
The Washington Examiner writes:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recused himself from considering a petition to undo a lower court ruling that forced former Donald Trump attorney John Eastman to hand over emails related to the Capitol riot to the House Jan. 6 committee.
The Justices on Monday denied a request to review a trial court order that forced Eastman to forfeit information to the U.S. House committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol. A line on the orders list indicated that Thomas “took no part” in considering the petition.
As noted by several other outlets, Clarence Thomas’s wife, Ginni Thomas, has been critical of the way the 2020 election was carried out.
She believes that the election was “stolen” and has said so many times over the past few years. Whether this was taken into consideration for Justice Clarence Thomas’s recusal is unknown at this time.
But what this does tell us is that the U.S. Supreme Court is going to do everything it can to stay out of these legal battles. At least for the time being.
It’s possible that the Justices will be more inclined to weigh in on the matters if it came down to a legal debate over whether Donald Trump is eligible to become President of the United States in the event of a conviction.
But a conviction may not even happen. The federal indictment trials have not begun, and Donald Trump is assumed innocent until proven guilty. At least he should be.
The radical Left believes that they can win in the court of the public opinion, but so far that has not been the case. Donald Trump’s approval ratings remain higher than ever and he is heavily favored in a rematch against Joe Biden.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal for more updates on the Donald Trump legal cases.