Trump Admits It's Hard to Get the Supreme Court to Hear a Case

Mish

In a Fox News interview today, Trump admits his Supreme Court problem.

Please note Trump's admission: It's ‘hard to get to the Supreme Court’.

“The problem is it’s hard to get into the Supreme Court,” he told Fox News presenter Maria Bartiromo. “I’ve got the best Supreme Court advocates … lawyers that want to argue the case if it gets there. But they said it’s very hard to get a case up there.” 

“Can you imagine? Donald Trump, president of the United States, files a case and I probably can’t get a case … and we have tremendous proof … we have hundreds of hundreds of affidavits, sworn affidavits. And it’s very hard to get a case to the Supreme Court,” he said.

Dear President Trump

  1. Allegations of fraud and sworn affidavits do not constitute proof.
  2. Your lawyers dropped all claims of fraud. 
  3. If your lawyers refuse to claim fraud and refuse to provided evidence, what precisely do you want the Supreme Court to review? 
  4. The notion that you have the best lawyers is laughable. You are 0-35 in cases. 
  5. Your lawyers were effectively and unanimously rebuked by Appeals Court judges nominated by Republicans, one by you. 

Reasons Why the Supreme Court Won't Decide for Trump

  1. Election law is a state issue. Giuliani tried multiple times in multiple states to make federal law an issue. He failed in every attempt.
  2. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Nevada have all certified the election for Biden.
  3. Trump needs to succeed in not one case in one state, but in multiple cases in multiple states. The Supreme Court is likely to reject hearing cases on grounds they are moot. 

I explained those points in detail yesterday in Why the Supreme Court Will Not Decide For Trump.

Supreme Court Reality "Partially" Sets In 

Perhaps the Court should take these absurd cases just to send Trump a unanimous message.

But even Trump admits it's unlikely for the court to take the case. 

This is where "partially" comes into play.

I highly doubt Trump's admission will stop delusional supporters afflicted with Trump Cult Syndrome (TCS) from thinking Trump will ultimately prevail in the Supreme Court or the state legislatures. 

Mish

Comments (21)
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Sechel
Sechel

Trump discovers Certiorari jurisdiction

Sechel
Sechel

Trump got an hour on Maria Bartiromo to spew unchecked mendacity. Bartiromo didn't even fact check or challenge Trump on a single claim. Then on a later show Eric Shawn gets about 10 minutes to debunk it all. Shawn did a great job but I doubt many FOX viewers saw it compared to the coverage Trump got on Bartiromo

Sechel
Sechel

my take-away as usual is that Trump believes as President his rights are absolute. He seems to be flabbergasted when that's not the case. Not so ironically he's the among the first to deny rights to others.

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

He just doesn’t get it.....he got all those conservative Catholics appointed to the Supreme Court......how come they don’t jump in on his side?....In his mind they owe him.....just another transaction....

Sechel
Sechel

Besides failing on fact and evidence Trump is failing on law. He is and was seriously handicapped on laches and purcell. The time to have made all these arguments was way before the election. The courts will not disenfranchise voters and the courts believe voters have a right to know what the rules are. What Trump effectively did was sit back let the election happen and complain afterwards. No court is going to want to get involved.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

Why would the supreme court listen to the most impotent president in history.

Lets review.

  1. Trump was president for four years but did nothing to enhance election security after he claimed in 2016 that the election would be rigged? Why not pre-emptively fix the issue?
  2. If and I say if the 2020 election was rigged, Trump was too stupid, too lazy or too impotent and incompetent to do anything about it. “They” turned trump into the biggest sucker on the planet.
  3. Why would the supreme court listen to a loser and sucker president like that?

Trumps ploy to run for president in 2024 is only to sucker cult members into sending him their hard earned money, I hope Trump milks those suckers and losers dry. Suckers and losers deserve each other.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Mish, why don’t you file an amicus brief to put an end to this nonsense?

Greggg
Greggg

Listened to a clip of Mark Geragos's take on Trump's efforts. This is all being done to avoid criminal prosecution in New York but it's way more than a long shot.

njbr
njbr

Trending hastags from the Money Honey interview...#DiaperDon #massivedumps #FilthyStain #OffalOffice #LaughingStockOfTheWorld

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Trump knows the truth. Everything else is just a show to raise money. The true losers and suckers are his supporters.

nzyank
nzyank

To Trump its an ultimate high stakes poker strategy of bluffing, doubling down, and so on. Never admit you have a loosing hand. Trouble is Trump is playing with other peoples money, so as long as he has support, there is no reason to fold, and plenty are willing to continue to back him. Its a strategy he has succeeded at his whole life, so why would he back down now? He is also willing to pursue any angle necessary to succeed, and has plenty of people willing to do dirty work for him, and is in a position to do a lot of harm in the process.

QTPie
QTPie

It’s pretty crazy how many folks refuse to aknowledge the fact that while Trump and his lawyers keep incessantly shouting fraud from every rooftop, they expressly disavow fraud claims when it comes to actual court proceedings. It’s a shame that reporters aren’t really pressing them very hard on this apparant paradox when confronting them at press confrences or in interviews.

Given the lack of evidence, coupled with the requirements of FRCP 9(b) which require a higer standard of pleading (i.e., “fact pleading”) when it comes to fraud allegations (this is different from any other type of lawsuit), it is absoultely impossible for Trump’s “elite legal stike force” to ever even file a case in Federal court alleging voter fraud, much less get to the stage of arguing one, regardless of how “big and beitiful” a case Trump wants to file as he told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News.

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

The Art of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale clearly is the Trump Bible that he reads with total devotion.


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