President Donald Trump scored a big win at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday when an appeal filed by John Anthony Castro to disqualify Trump from running for 2024 reelection was rejected by the highest court in the land, multiple outlets have reported.
According to Reuters, Castro is a Texas tax consultant who is running for president, and he had alleged in court that Trump’s participation in the “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, disqualified him from holding office based on the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
However, in light of SCOTUS’s rejection of the case, an earlier ruling from a lower court that found that Castro lacked standing to sue Trump seems to have put the final nail in Castro’s legal case.
The Monday Supreme Court case is eerily similar to a federal ruling just weeks ago in Florida, where tax attorney Lawrence Caplan filed a suit against President Trump that argued that the “insurrection” of Jan. 6, 2021, allegedly barred him from holding office based on the U.S. Constitution.
As reported by RSBN, an Obama-appointed judge in the Sunshine State ruled that Caplan did not have the standing to sue Trump, either.
According to Reuters, a federal judge previously dismissed Castro’s case this summer for failing to prove “legal injury.”
President Donald Trump has faced a myriad of legal battles throughout 2023. He has been indicted four times in just a handful of months and faces dozens of charges in federal and civil cases.
On Monday, he appeared in a New York City courthouse in a civil suit spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which takes aim at the president’s business practices and his real estate empire, the Trump Organization.