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Swede

(33,408 posts)
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 05:52 PM Mar 4

SCOTUS' punt on Trump's immunity bid,is an invitation for Jack Smith to supersede Trump with inciting insurrection.

After all, SCOTUS has now upheld the DC Circuit opinion that says there’s no double jeopardy problem with trying someone for something on which they were acquitted after impeachment.

Jack Smith could — today — charge Trump with inciting insurrection in response to this order. It is the one Constitutional means to disqualify him, according to this order.

https://www.emptywheel.net/2024/03/04/scotus-invites-jack-smith-to-supersede-trump-with-inciting-insurrection/

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SCOTUS' punt on Trump's immunity bid,is an invitation for Jack Smith to supersede Trump with inciting insurrection. (Original Post) Swede Mar 4 OP
Don't think it will happen. republianmushroom Mar 4 #1
Kick for reading later... TY Cha Mar 4 #2
Smith could, but he's still trying to get him to trial on original case. Silent Type Mar 4 #3
Karma is a bitch............................ Lovie777 Mar 4 #4
From your keyboard to Jack Smith's screen. Think. Again. Mar 4 #5
Are you suggesting it could be a way to go around the stay the SCOTUS placed on the Jan 6 trial? Rstrstx Mar 4 #6
I have read he could take it to the 9th circuit as a civil case which is a lower bar Bev54 Mar 4 #9
Far too late for that FBaggins Mar 4 #7
Santa Clause ain't comin' this year folks Cheezoholic Mar 4 #8

Silent Type

(3,214 posts)
3. Smith could, but he's still trying to get him to trial on original case.
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 05:56 PM
Mar 4

Looks like that ain’t gonna happen before November.

Lovie777

(12,544 posts)
4. Karma is a bitch............................
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 05:58 PM
Mar 4

it's slowly happening now, and when it comes full circle, I will have firecrackers.

Bev54

(10,147 posts)
9. I have read he could take it to the 9th circuit as a civil case which is a lower bar
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 08:31 PM
Mar 4

IANAL so I don't know if that is possible to get it done but the section 3 does refer to civil not criminal findings. I have to admit I am confused over what can actually be done and whether it can all be done before the election. The only thing I am sure of is not to put all the eggs into the judicial system, it is time for everyone to not only make sure they can and will vote but to work with dems to get others out to the voting booths.

FBaggins

(26,882 posts)
7. Far too late for that
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 06:59 PM
Mar 4

Get a grand jury to indict on new charges and somehow get it all the way through to trial before the election?

We're not sure that he can get any of the current federal charges through by then. How would entirely new charges be faster?

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