Trump Wins Supreme Court in Legal Storm.The U.S. The Supreme Court denied John Anthony Castro’s request to ban Trump from standing for reelection in 2024 on Monday, numerous sites reported.
Castro, a Texas tax consultant running for president, said in court that Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol barred him from office under the Fourteenth Amendment, according to Reuters.
After SCOTUS rejected the case, a lower court judgment that Castro lacked standing to challenge Trump seems to have ended Castro’s legal battle.
The Monday Supreme Court decision is strikingly similar to a Florida court verdict weeks earlier, when tax attorney Lawrence Caplan sued President Trump, arguing that the “insurrection” of Jan. 6, 2021, banned him from office under the U.S. Constitution.
RSBN reported that an Obama-appointed Florida court found Caplan lacked standing to challenge Trump.
Reuters reported that a federal court rejected Castro’s complaint last summer for failing to show “legal injury.”
President Donald Trump has fought several court challenges in 2023. In a few months, he has been indicted four times and faces dozens of criminal and civil accusations.
Trump appeared in a New York City courtroom on Monday in a civil complaint led by New York Attorney General Letitia James that targets his business practices and the Trump Organization.