The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether Colorado can ban Donald Trump from the presidential ballot, setting the stage for a potentially landmark legal decision that will have implications for the 2024 US election. The court’s move will put the spotlight on its nine justices, three of whom were appointed by the former president when he was in office. The court has been wary of intervening in the multiple lawsuits now facing Trump, however, and judges have repeatedly ruled against him in cases linked to the 2020 election.
The ruling in Colorado was the first time the 14th Amendment has been used to bar a presidential candidate. The amendment was adopted in 1868 following the American Civil War and was intended to prevent officials from the Confederacy of breakaway states from holding public office again. It has been invoked so rarely that the Supreme Court has never been called upon to interpret it.
The Colorado case is not the only Trump-related case likely heading to the Supreme Court. The highest court will probably separately consider the question of whether Trump is “absolutely immune” from federal prosecution for crimes allegedly committed while he was in the White House. Trump has argued that this presidential immunity protects him from prosecution. He is facing 91 criminal charges across four cases, including two prosecutions being led by special counsel Jack Smith.
The Supreme Court’s reputation in the eyes of voters is already damaged by adverse publicity concerning Clarence Thomas’s financial connections to rich friends and his wife’s pro-Trump advocacy.
This February is working up to be a troubled month with Pluto, the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius with Mars joining in to form a high-octane, aggravated conjunction with Pluto on the 14th and Venus moving into Aquarius two days later with an emotionally intense conjunction to Pluto on the 17th. Feelings will run high around mid month.
The Supreme Court, 2 February 1790 is a Sun Pluto in Aquarius so will be sensitive to the mood. Its chart is on high-alert and edgy at the moment with tr Uranus opposition the Sun/Mars conjunction till mid March and rattled, tripping over setbacks and feeling unpopular 16 to 23 February. It will be sighing with relief in the weeks after mid March; though not entirely, with a disappointed or unpopular tr Neptune conjunct the Venus early March to early April (and returning early October to early February 2025 across the election and Inauguration). It will be moving through catastrophe territory from April 7th this year till late month.
The relationship chart between SCOTUS and the USA does indicate a tussle for the upper hand and over who has the last word from February till early April 2024 and again off and on through the year and through 2025. The Supreme Court’s arrogance will be on the show and be tested.
Senior Justice John Roberts is in a state of agitation about or with the Supreme Court with tr Pluto opposition their composite Uranus from late February onwards and tr Uranus opposition the composite Pluto from late April.
Donald Trump does have good luck running alongside less favourable influences and, given the plethora of legal cases he is fending off, it is impossible to work out what refers to which. Tr Uranus will aspect two of his Jupiter midpoints now till mid March and again from then till early April 2024. But he also has tr Pluto opposition his Saturn/Pluto midpoint late February to early April (again late May to early July, and throughout January 2025) which suggests a tough struggle to make any progress, can be destructive, loss of possessions (that could be his NY legal case for fraud which may remove his business licence and land him with punitive fines.) He also has tr Neptune opposition his Mars/Jupiter midpoint early March to early April (and again early October to early February 2025) = feeling inferior, a failure, plans without hope of realization.
Trump’s relationship chart with the Supreme Court will be badly rattled and oddly relieved at the same time come late April to mid May with tr Uranus conjunct the composite Saturn and trine the Jupiter (those three weeks are highlighted across a few of the related charts) – and again very aggravated in July 2024 when tr Uranus squares the composite Mars and is conjunct the Venus.
America fighting its soul.
On the 11am start time I use it puts Mars in the legal 9th which the SA Saturn is now within less than a degree of being conjunct which will be a considerable jolt/setback/collision. Even on Sibley it has Neptune in the 9th which is square the US Mars so the SA Saturn will reverberate with its Neptune as well.