George Soros is the driving force behind a new effort to use the courts to stop Donald Trump from winning in the White House.
But Soros got some bad news.
And that’s because the Supreme Court is about to deal George Soros a crushing defeat that could turn 2024 upside down.
The Soros-funded Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit to kick Trump off the ballot by claiming Section 3 of the 14th Amendment bans Trump from appearing on the ballot because it prevents anyone who engaged in or supported insurrection and rebellion against the United States from holding office.
Section 3 reads:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
There are several problems with this fringe legal theory.
No prosecutor has charged Trump with insurrection, and Congress ratified this Amendment after the Civil War, intending for it to apply to Confederate officers.
CREW argues that Section 3 is self-executing, but others believe it would require an act of Congress to enforce it.
And the plain text of the Amendment makes it clear that this ban doesn’t apply to the offices of President or Vice President, but merely to Congress and those serving as members of the Electoral College.
One of these legal challenges made its way to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where several of the Justices sounded highly skeptical of this scheme to destroy the democratic principle that the American people have the final say on who their leaders are.
Chief Justice Natalie Hudson said she thought this matter was not for the courts to decide and that the ball was in Congress’s court.
“[Those powers] seem to suggest there is a fundamental role for Congress to play and not the states because of that,” Hudson stated. “It’s that interrelation that I think is troubling, that suggests that this is a national matter for Congress to decide.”
Hudson warned of “chaos” if each state got to pick and choose who could appear on the ballot, and a Constitutional question about a national election ended up with 50 different answers.
Hudson also wondered about the idea that the courts should be involved at all since unelected Justices deciding who Americans can vote for takes the country to a place of a tyranny of the judiciary.
“Should we is the question that concerns me the most,” Hudson added.
Democrats are only deploying this fringe legal theory because their initial plan to destroy Trump by using the weaponized judicial system to win sham criminal convictions is falling flat.