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Federal Judge in Nevada Makes Decision on Case Pushing to Bar Trump from 2024 Ballot

A federal judge in Nevada rejected a case challenging the eligibility of former President Trump to run in 2024, ruling GOP challenger John Anthony Castro, who brought the lawsuit in the Silver State, “lacks standing.”

U.S. District Court Judge Gloria M. Navarro, who was appointed by former President Obama, issued the order Monday dismissing Castro’s lawsuit that had ultimately asked if the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment bars Trump from holding office over his alleged incitement of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“This is a politically charged question of significant interest to the American public,” Navarro noted. “For reasons discussed below, the Court finds that Castro lacks standing, and the Court therefore lacks jurisdiction to hear this case.”

“To have standing to sue in federal court, a plaintiff must have suffered a concrete, particularized, and actual or imminent injury in fact that was caused by the defendant’s challenged conduct and is redressable by a favorable decision,” Navarro explained. “This limitation on the judicial power prevents a plaintiff from invoking Article III jurisdiction of federal court by asserting what is merely a ‘general interest common to all members of the public.’”

The ruling noted that five courts have already rejected Castro’s political competitor standing argument.

“In rejecting his political competitor standing argument, courts have found that Castro improperly manufactured his standing merely to file this lawsuit,” Navarro writes. “The evidence indicates that Castro is creating his own injury in order to manufacture standing to challenge Trump’s eligibility to run for president.”

The judge observed that by his own admission, Castro “declared as a candidate and paid the filing fee to show the impermissibility of Trump’s presidency.” The ruling cited how Castro was quoted in an Associated Press article as having said, “I’m not going to lie and pretend my candidacy is anything more than trying to enforce the United States Constitution, and that’s what I’m here to do.”

In a footnote, Navarro highlighted that Trump and Castro are not even competing on the same ballot in Nevada.

“As Castro indicates in his FAC, the Nevada Republican Party is holding a caucus separate from the state-run Presidential Preference Primary. Castro intends on running in the Nevada Republican PP,” the footnote says. “Trump is not participating in the PP and is instead appearing on the caucus ballot.”

Dozens of lawsuits are now challenging Trump’s eligibility, citing the Fourteenth Amendment, after the Colorado Supreme Court removed him from the ballot in their state.

Maine’s Democratic secretary of state also banned Trump from the ballot, citing the insurrection clause.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Trump’s challenge to the Colorado ruling and is set to begin hearing arguments in February.

Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung championed the Nevada lawsuit’s dismissal in a statement to news outlets.

“Today’s dismissal of another bogus, bad-faith, Crooked Joe Biden-engineered attempt to deprive Americans as a whole, and the voters of Nevada specifically, of their right to vote for the candidate of their choice is not only a victory for President Trump, but a victory for all Americans and the people of Nevada,” Cheung said, according to KLAS. “President Trump remains undefeated in federal court against these cynical efforts to interfere in the 2024 election. Courts in eleven states have now dismissed similar, pathetic, 14th Amendment ballot cases.”

“Make no mistake, each and every one of these ‘ballot-challenges’ are blatant attempts to steal the election for Crooked Joe Biden and disenfranchise over 100 million American voters,” he continued. “President Trump is the leading candidate for not only the Republican primary, but the general election and his opponents are desperate. Rest assured that he will fight each and every one of these disgraceful attacks on American democracy, he will win, and we will all Make America Great Again.”

READ 19 COMMENTS
  • Tressa says:

    Castro is a dead man walking and doesn’t even know it!

  • Quasimodo 2020 says:

    Fools, if they took the time to read the amendment they would see that under section 3 it says participates in insurection or gives aid to the enemy , releasing billions of dollars to the biggest funder of terrorism” iran” is giving aid to our enemy, leaving 10s of billions of dollars worth of military weapons for the taliban is giving aid to the enemy, Allowing a chinese spy balloon to fly over the entire united states instead of shooting it down the moment it was spotted is giving aid to the enemy under the 14th amendment joe biden is disqualified from running for another term.

  • Could Joe Biden be his Father? says:

    This Castro clown has a Wikipedia page that is unbelievable to read. He does have a Law Degree but has never been licensed to practice in any State. He’s a chronic, pathological liar since High School – probably even when in High School. He lied about West Point. If his mouth is open or he has a pulse, he’s lying. Take a moment and go read about this guy – – then you have to ask yourself about Fanni Wills and RICO…. how about she tackle this piece of garbage. I’m shocked someone from Australia hasn’t come to the USA and extinguished him. He’s cost every person in Australia who had him do their taxes a lot of money, time & hassle with the IRS. THIS is why our IRS is so screwed up – but they let Hunter & Joe Biden got millions of foreign money and NOT pay taxes on that because they are too busy dealing with this POS? He’s a walking scoundrel that has NEVER been punished! Could he be another child of Joe Bidens?

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