SCOTUS Rejects Trump Request to Intervene

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request from former President Donald J. Trump to intervene in the litigation over documents seized from his Florida estate, a stinging rebuke that blocked his effort to get access to classified documents found there by the F.B.I.

The court’s single-sentence order noted no dissents, and the court gave no rationale, saying only that his application to lift a stay issued by a federal appeals court was denied.

The Supreme Court’s order on Thursday — the latest in a string of cases in which it has dealt Mr. Trump a legal setback — means that the special master in the case, and Mr. Trump’s legal team, will not have access to those documents.

Jail this clueless pimp!

4 thoughts on “SCOTUS Rejects Trump Request to Intervene

    • witness4prosecution says:

      The Insanity defense also known as the mental disorder defense, is an affirmative defense by excuse in a criminal, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for their actions due to an episodic psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal act.
      This is contrasted with an excuse of provocation, in which the defendant is responsible, but the responsibility is lessened due to a temporary mental state. It is also contrasted with a finding that a defendant cannot stand trial in a criminal case because a mental disease prevents them from effectively assisting counsel.
      Also, In criminal law, diminished responsibility (or diminished capacity) is a potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held fully criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were “diminished” or impaired.

      • Guy says:

        “Ah, but the strawberries! That’s, that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with, with geometric logic, that, that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox did exist. And I would have produced that key if they hadn’t pulled the Caine out of action. I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officer.
        …Naturally, I can only cover these things from memory. If I left anything out, why, just ask me specific questions and I’ll be glad to answer them, one by one.” Lt. Cmdr. Queeg (Humphrey Bogart), “The Caine Mutiny” (1954)

  1. p/s says:

    “Ex-DOJ Official: Trump’s Response to January 6 Panel Looks Like Insanity Defense”
    “How ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and the paranoid Capt. Queeg influenced the 25th Amendment’s drafters, making it harder to sideline a president” (The Washington Post 10/10/2018)

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