Ruth Bader Ginsburg hit Democrats with a jaw-dropping defeat they never saw coming
The Democrats’ total war against Donald Trump is not only failing in Congress.
Now the courts are turning against the Democrats.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg played a surprising role in a jaw-dropping defeat that Democrats never saw coming.
186 Democrats in the House of Representatives and 29 Democrat Senators filed suit claiming that President Trump violated the emoluments clause by accepting foreign business at his various golf courses and real estate properties.
This lawsuit was part of a multi-front effort by the Democrats to cast as wide a net as possible in fabricating Trump scandals that they could later use for impeachment.
But the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the case on the grounds individual Democrats in Congress lacked standing to sue.
To rub salt in the wound, the court cited a 2019 opinion by liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune Hill case.
In that matter, Ginsburg wrote for the majority that a single chamber in the Virginia State legislature lacked the standing to sue on behalf of the state of Virginia.
Individual lawmakers could not claim to take action because the legislative bodies they represent could take legal action if they so chose.
“Thus, in its motion to intervene, the House observed that it was ‘the legislative body that actually drew the redistricting plan at issue,’ and argued that the existing parties—including the State Defendants—could not adequately protect its interests.” Ginsburg argued. “Nowhere in its motion did the House suggest it was intervening as agent of the State. That silence undermines the House’s attempt to proceed before us on behalf of the State.”
“In short, Virginia would rather stop than fight on. One House of its bicameral legislature cannot alone continue the litigation against the will of its partners in the legislative process,” Ginsburg argued.
The court citing Ginsburg in tossing a Democrat lawsuit was another brutal defeat for the Left to continue a string of losses that began with the meltdown in Iowa and continued through the Senate exonerating President Trump from the partisan articles of impeachment.