The judiciary continues to be the ray of hope that indicates democracy will survive. Trump has used and abused the court system his entire adult life. However, 65 judges ruled against his attempts to steal the election by falsely claiming election fraud. Even the Supreme Court refused a request from Trump to block the release of White House records concerning the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, effectively rejecting his claim of executive privilege which cleared the way for the House committee investigating the riot to start receiving the documents hours later. (The New York Times, Jan. 19, 2022). More recently, the 11th Court of Appeals overturned MAGA Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling that protected Trump from criminal vulnerability in the DOJ’s investigation of the stolen classified documents. The court ruled to permit the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president’s Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation. (NPR, Jan. 21, 2022).
Except for a few random corrupt, MAGA judges with partisan loyalties to Trump, our judiciary is still proving to be loyal to the Constitution. Even Trump- appointed judges have ruled against his false claims of election fraud in the 2020 election. Judges of both parties shy away from voting against the Constitution as a gesture of loyalty to the president who appointed them. Trump views a president as having ultimate power. He claims a president can do anything they want.….
The special master, along with other widely respected lawyers and Constitutional scholars eviscerated all the major components of Judge Cannon’s Trump-protecting ruling on the Mara-A-Lago stolen document scandal. The special master pointed out the legal flaws in Judge Cannon’s opinion that exposed her as unqualified for such a high appointment on the federal bench. The avalanche of legal criticism of her ruling has exposed Cannon as a partisan, corrupt judicial plant by Trump and Mc Connell. The danger to democracy continues to increase in part because corrupt, disordered presidents and congressional leaders (who care more about power than the preserving the Constitution) can appoint partisan federal judges to rule against the law. Judge Dearie is an example of how a judge who follows the law will rule against fraud, coups, dangerous propaganda, stealing elections, and obstruction of justice.