December 13, 2023

Smith Goes to SCOTUS

“Describing the case as presenting a ‘fundamental question at the heart of our democracy,’ Special Counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court on Monday to decide early next year, without waiting for a federal appeals court to weigh in, whether former President Donald Trump can be tried on criminal charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 election…

“In a decision on Dec. 1, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected Trump’s claim that he cannot be prosecuted. But because Trump’s appeal of that ruling puts his trial, scheduled for Mar. 4, 2024, on hold, Smith argued, the Supreme Court should nonetheless weigh in as quickly as possible so that the trial can go forward if he is not entitled to immunity…

“On Monday afternoon, the Supreme Court granted Smith’s motion to fast-track consideration of his petition, and it directed Trump to respond to Smith’s petition by 4 p.m. on Dec. 20.” SCOTUSblog

Here’s our previous coverage of the charges against Trump. The Flip Side

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From the Right

The right is critical of Smith’s case, arguing that he is trying to prevent Trump from winning the election.

From the Left

The left urges the Supreme Court to take the case, arguing that the trial must be resolved before the election.

The left urges the Supreme Court to take the case, arguing that the trial must be resolved before the election.

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