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#Justice

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Justice Delayed is Democracy Destroyed

Justice Delayed is Democracy Destroyed

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WE CAN'T LET TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT ALLIES SHIELD HIM FROM ACCOUNTABILITY

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The Argument

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Stop the Stall

Stop the Stall

DONALD TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT ALLIES ARE HELPING HIM RUN OUT THE CLOCK.

After months of delay, they revealed their clear goal during oral argument:

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to HELP TRUMP AVOID ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HIS INSURRECTION ATTEMPT UNTIL AFTER the 2024 election.

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Delay

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THOMAS

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ROBERTS

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But

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Can’t Wait

Can’t Wait

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TRUMP'S INSURRECTION TRIAL COULD HAVE ABSOLUTELY WRAPPED BY LATE OCTOBER IF THE JUSTICES DID THEIR SWORN DUTY ON AN APPROPRIATE TIMELINE

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The Supreme Court can move quickly when it wants to. It took the Supreme Court 16 days after oral argument to rule in United States v. Nixon, 1 day after oral argument in Bush v. Gore, and 25 days after oral argument earlier this year to aid Trump in the Colorado ballot case.

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NOW IT'S UP TO WE, THE PEOPLE.

We cannot let justice delayed become democracy destroyed

We cannot let justice delayed become democracy destroyed

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The

Timeline

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How We Got Here

How We Got Here

THe Supreme COURT has chosen delay at every turn.

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START

Aug. 1, 2023

Special Counsel Jack Smith indicts Trump on election interference charges

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Aug. 28, 2023

District Judge Tanya Chutkan schedules trial for March 4, 2024

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v.

DONALD J. TRUMP,

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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OCT 5, 2023

Trump moves to dismiss the case, claiming “presidential immunity”

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DEC 1, 2023

Judge Chutkan rejects Trump’s presidential immunity claim

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DEC 7, 2023

Trump appeals to the D.C. Circuit

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DEC 11, 2023

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Smith goes straight to SCOTUS, asking the justices to skip over the D.C. Circuit so that Trump’s trial can “proceed as promptly as possible if his claim of immunity is rejected.”

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DEC 13, 2023

D.C. Circuit expedites briefing

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DEC 18, 2023

D.C. Circuit schedules oral arguments for January 9, 2024

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DEC 22, 2023

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Cert Denied

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total immunity

total immunity

(credit CSPAN)

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FEB 2, 2024

Judge Chutkan calls off the March 4 trial start date due to ongoing appeals process

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FEB 6, 2024

D.C. Circuit issues a unanimous 57-page opinion rejecting Trump’s presidential immunity claim, and gives Trump until February 12, 2024, to ask SCOTUS to review

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United States Court of Appeals

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

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FEB 12, 2024

Trump files his request for review with SCOTUS

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FEB 13, 2024

Chief Justice Roberts gives Smith one week to reply

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FEB 14, 2024

Smith takes just one day to reply and urges SCOTUS to deny review or expedite oral argument for March 2024

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the court goes silent

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Nothing...

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Until...

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FEB 28, 2024

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MAR 6, 2024

SCOTUS sets oral argument for April 25, 2024

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MAY 20, 2024

SCOTUS had to decide Trump is not immune from prosecution by this date to ensure Judge Chutkan could start the trial in time. The justices blew the deadline

SCOTUS had to decide Trump is not immune from prosecution by this date to ensure Judge Chutkan could start the trial in time. The justices blew the deadline

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The

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The Public Deserves to Know

The Public Deserves to Know

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Polling Consistently shows that a MAJORITY of AMericans want this trial to conclude before election day.

3 IN 5

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Three in five Americans want a verdict before Election Day in Donald Trump’s election subversion trial in D.C.

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The

Links

Liz Cheney in the New York Times: “It cannot be that a president of the United States can attempt to steal an election and seize power, but our justice system is incapable of bringing him to trial before the next election four years later.”


Norman L. Eisen, Matthew A. Seligman, and Joshua Kolb at Just Security:

Analysis of alternative timelines for when Trump’s J6 Trial can reach a verdict.


Prof. Kate Shaw in the New York Times:

"[F]or the Supreme Court to fulfill its central role in our constitutional system, it must dispose of Mr. Trump’s arguments quickly — critically allowing for fully informed democratic participation in the November presidential election."


Michael Podhorzer in Weekend Reading

The Court is more than capable of making quick rulings on urgent cases. Thus, the only reason voters might not hear a verdict before they cast a ballot is because the six Federalist Society-approved Supreme Court justices (including three that Trump himself appointed) don’t want them to.


Prof. Sean Wilentz in New York Review of Books:

“This imbroglio is a case study in how dilatory courts can aid crafty lawyers as they use legal doubletalk to delay proceedings. But this time, the aid has come from the highest court in the land.”


Prof. Ryan Goodman and Andrew Weissman in The Atlantic:

“The justices should press Trump’s counsel on what possible legitimate reason he has to oppose a speedy resolution of the appeal. And then they should rule with dispatch because there is still time, albeit barely, to vindicate the public’s right to a speedy trial.”


Michael Waldman at the Brennan Center for Justice:

"Voters have a right to know if they are being asked to elect someone who is guilty of the most serious crimes that a president could commit against democracy itself."


Prof. Melissa Murray and Andrew Weissman in the New York Times: "Before Election Day 2024, if at all possible, voters should know if the facts of a case establish that one of the candidates engaged in an elaborate election-interference scheme in 2020."


Common Cause’s Amicus Brief:

“[T]his Court is at serious risk of being perceived as attempting to influence the 2024 election in favor of Mr. Trump. It should do everything possible now to avoid that impression, which would be highly detrimental to this Court’s reputation for neutrality and fairness. Time is of the essence.”


Leadership Now Project’s Amicus Brief:

“Given the paramount public importance of this case in the context of the 2024 presidential election, a swift decision by the Court on narrow grounds is essential to avoid further delay in this case.”