(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) On Oct. 2, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take a challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on New Hampshire’s ballots during the 2024 election.
Several weeks ago, John Anthony Castro filed an appeal with the SCOTUS, claiming that Trump should be disqualified under a reading of a section of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, the Epoch Times reported.
Castro, a Texas lawyer who’s also running for president, said that Trump partook in an insurrection against the federal government, using what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, as “evidence,” even though Trump told his supporters to protest peacefully.
“The decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissing Petitioner John Anthony Castro’s civil action on the grounds that he lacks constitutional standing to sue another candidate who is allegedly unqualified to hold public office in the United States pursuant to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution,” according to the SCOTUS document.
Aside from having Trump Derangement Syndrome, it was also revealed that Castro was very biased when it came to Trump because the latter’s name appearing on the ballot injures the former’s ability to obtain donations since he is also a Republican candidate.
However, Castro wasn’t the only person who tried to block Trump from appearing on state ballots. Several leftist activist groups did the same thing, sharing the same kinds of “arguments” with Castro.
Castro filed lawsuits in multiple states, including Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming, also intending to submit court papers in Massachusetts and other states.
The Epoch Times said that the SCOTUS may be asked to evaluate the 14th Amendment-related claims against Trump again in the future because similar litigation is playing out in lower courts.