The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Supreme Court Support for Trump Reflects Which Class They Serve

Mar 11, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling barring Donald Trump from appearing on the ballot in the November election for president. The Colorado Court had said Trump was ineligible because he participated in what they agreed was an insurrection on January 6, 2021, violating the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

While there was some disagreement among the federal Supreme Court, the majority went so far as to say that only Congress can enforce the Constitution’s ban on an insurrectionist’s ability to hold office. Their ruling makes it difficult for the Democrats to keep him from taking office should he be elected in November unless they could win a solid majority in both houses of Congress.

Given the numerous criminal and civil cases Trump faces around the country and his ability so far to remain free and run for office, many workers and poor people raise the question of whether they would face the same “justice” if they were facing the same charges.

The answer, of course, is a resounding “No!” as we know that the courts work for the wealthy, and Donald Trump is wealthy. Yes, he’s a big crook, but he has powerful friends—and the courts—on his side.