POLITICO: Trump fights loom large for a Supreme Court that has tried to ignore him


Donald Trump is staring down four criminal prosecutions that could lead to his imprisonment, a civil trial that threatens to dismantle his business empire and a series of lawsuits aimed at throwing him off the ballot in next year’s presidential race.

“They must take this case because these are republic-ending tactics,” former Senate Judiciary Committee GOP counsel Mike Davis said Monday on a podcast hosted by GOP activist Roger Stone.

Davis said the court has acted in “weaselly ways” in the past to avoid legal issues raised by Trump but will have to grapple with any attempt to knock him off the ballot in part because his supporters will view such a move as just what some accuse Trump of: an outrageous attack on democracy.

Said Davis: “These Supreme Court justices will have to put on their big boy pants.”

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