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Ex-WH Lawyer and Trump Critic Explains Why Supreme Court Will Overturn Colorado’s Ruling

In a recent appearance on CNN with Erin Burnett, former White House lawyer under President Donald Trump, Ty Cobb, provided his legal perspective on a controversial ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court.

During the interview, Cobb expressed his belief that when the case is brought to the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices will reach a unanimous verdict to overturn the Colorado court’s decision, with an emphasis on the definition of “officer of the United States” in constitutional terms.

“I was struck by the majority opinion and the amount of verbiage devoted to the sort of ‘straw men arguments.’ The real key issue in this case is, ‘Is Trump an officer of the United States in the context in which that term is used in Article III of the 14th Amendment?’” Cobb said.

According to Cobb, historical and legal precedents suggest that this refers to appointed officials, not elected ones like the President or Vice President.

Cobb pointed out the precedent set in a 2010 ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts, which delineated the definition of ‘officers of the United States’. This distinction, according to Cobb, forms a strong basis for the Supreme Court to act quickly and decisively in Trump’s favor.

“In 2010, Chief Justice Roberts explained in Free Enterprise that people don’t vote for officers of the United States.”

“Article Two: Officers of the United States is commonly understood in the Constitution to refer to appointed officials. And to the extent that the president or the vice president are included as an officer or included within the admonitions of the Constitution, they are typically highlighted, like in the impeachment clause, which specifically says president, vice president. So, I think this case will be handled quickly. I think it could be 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump.”

Cobb stated that, regardless of personal views on Trump, legal scholars have revised their opinions after evaluating all sides of the argument. He cited Steve Calabresi of Northwestern University as a prominent example of someone who, despite a critical view of Trump, concluded that electoral defeat, rather than a court ruling, should be the means to challenge Trump.

“I do believe it could be 9-0 because I think the law is clear,” said Cobb. “And as you’ll recall, I was once an advocate of this position.”

It can be recalled that Cobb suggested that Trump’s behavior on January 6, 2021, during the event at the U.S. Capitol, might result in his disqualification from running for the presidency again. Ty Cobb described former President Donald Trump as a “deeply wounded narcissist.”

Cobb asserted that Trump would regard this ruling as proof of a political conspiracy against him.

“This vindicates his insistence that this is a political conspiracy to interfere with the election and that he’s the target and people shouldn’t tolerate that in America.”

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READ 16 COMMENTS
  • Grant says:

    The ONLY critic of Trump with any sense of honesty and dignity out there, really sad times.

  • Loomie says:

    The question should be how close is America to becoming a 3rd world police state.

  • John sweet says:

    The Colorado judges are suffering from the effects of marijuana smoke at high altitude!

  • Golda Standard says:

    It certainly doesn’t help government by law and order when the POTUS, Biden, says we all saw the news and it was insurrection. It was news clips chosen selectively to frame Trump that we all saw when the Speaker of the House showed more of the films. Biden and Harris have dementia: he’s unable to realize his crookedness is revealed; makes cameo performances and abruptly leaves before he does his part Presiding; needs someone to lead him to the stage and off the stage; falls down in public repeatedly; makes up stories; and needs to read most of his speaches or makes terrible mistakes. Frankly Harris is incoherent. And I’m beginning to be afraid that Mr. Trump has Sundowners. I think we need to choose new leaders for the Democrats and for the Republicans for the good of the country, and we need to hold an open and fair election in each state. Maybe ask the VFW to appoint election judges who are Veterans who will be present in shifts to monitor voting and ballot counting in every state.

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