American Democracy on the Ropes

Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted review of the D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals denial of Trump’s bogus claim that he is immune from any criminal acts he committed while he was President of the United States. The Court set the week of April 22 for oral argument and will issue a ruling before its present term ends — about June 30th. As a practical matter, the Court’s rulings have reduced the chances that Trump could be tried and convicted in the federal courts before the election to very close to nil.

By brazenly stretching out the timeline for rulings, filings, and oral arguments at various stages of the prosecution of Trump for trying to overturn the 2020 election, the Supreme Court’s extreme right-wing majority has shown itself to be more interested in promoting the Trump-driven Republican agenda than in upholding the Constitution and the law. American democracy is on the ropes, and only a solid victory at the polls for Democrats this November can save it.