Sunday, January 7, 2024

Political Week In Review 1-7-2024


Trump’s appeals on ballot access raise existential constitutional arguments:  As the former president accelerates his push to the Iowa caucuses on January 15, a federal appeals court in Washington next week will hear his attempt to overturn a lower court ruling against his claims of presidential immunity. He’s arguing that his attempt to interfere in the 2020 election amounted to nothing more than a proper exercise of his powers as president to ensure a free and fair vote.

Trump and his team are making plans for him to attend the arguments, CNN reported Wednesday. As he’s done before, he’ll likely try to exploit the day for political purposes. Indeed, this case appears a much better fit for Trump’s template of using the law to delay accountability. And his arguments challenge the principle that no American is above the law, implying that presidents are ultimately unaccountable for their actions in office.

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