Today's Pro-Trump SCOTUS Ruling Fully Explained


Last year, former Colorado State Senator Norma Anderson and other prominent Republicans sued Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, demanding that she not allow Donald Trump, an avowed insurrectionist, to remain on the Colorado primary ballot. The Supreme Court of Colorado held that Trump could not legitimately qualify to be on the Colorado primary ballot under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment — the first court to do so. Trump, a man who is the most litigious occupant of the White House, ever, is not only belligerent, but has distinguished himself as the most mendacious occupant of the White House, ever.


Colorado is part of Super Tuesday, so SCOTUS accelerated its briefing schedule so that its decision against Griswold would be made public today rather than on Super Tuesday (tomorrow).


Griswold is a friend of your solitary reporter, and she is widely expected to run for Governor after Gov. Jared Polis, a Libertarian Democrat, leaves office in 2027. The political cognoscenti expect that Griswold and Attorney General Phil Weiser will be primary opponents, posing a difficulty for your solitary reporter.


Your solitary reporter and his wife, retired Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, welcomed Griswold to their Park Hill home when she was running for Secretary of State in 2018. On that occasion Griswold knocked the socks off everyone in attendance. 


The one-pager released today, authored by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and whose confirmation was rushed through the Senate through the bad offices of Leader Mitch McConnell, chastised the court’s liberal minority (Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson) in sarcastic language — language which Chief Justice John Roberts loathes in SCOTUS decisions, because the Chief Justice is devoted to preserving the image of his Court — especially since the integrity of the Court has been challenged after Justice Clarence Thomas, whose wife is a Republican activist, accepted an RV provided to him by a wealthy Republican, only Thomas didn’t include that in his required disclosure statement. See, “Nondisclosure of Finances.”


It was "Moscow Mitch” McConnell, who is Senate Minority Leader through the end of this calendar year, who arranged for Barrett to be nominated to the Supreme Court after Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a Republican, to the Court after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a brilliant but far-right Justice, and Justice Brett Kavanagh, Trump’s second SCOTUS nominee. President Obama had nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Court, but McConnell, the longest serving Republican Leader in the Senate, refused to grant Garland a hearing. This was most hypocritical on McConnell’s part, because his goal all along, together with Federalist Society Republican activist Leonard Leo, had been vetting conservative SCOTUS candidates for many years.