The founders fathers of the United States collectively and painstakingly established our new representative republic based on the Constitution and subsequent bill of rights (the first 10 amendments).
Equal treatment under the law has been an agreed upon as a staple of American Civics, especially following the adoption of the 14th amendment after the end of the Civil War.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
But, as with other super powers that declined from internal decay, American progressives looked for and started using loopholes in the system, prominently seen during President Woodrow Wilson’s time in office.
Over a century later, the division between Americans is leading to the “canceling” of those liberals disagree with, and also the inability for conservatives to get a fair trial in a growing number of Democratic controlled cities.
A current example of the lack of jurisprudence involves former President Donald J. Trump. Our nations’ 45th Chief Executive Officer can’t get a fair trial in several legal jurisdictions including Washington DC, Atlanta and New York City.
Even though no banks lost money in loans they provided former President Donald Trump to buy specific properties etc, New York Attorney General Letitia James brought charges against Trump and his sons and accusing them of committing fraud in their real estate business dealings for more than a decade.
In addition, New York state Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron issued an order to dissolve all business certificates held by the Trump Organization after finding that they had committed fraud.
Before Engorna’s edicts were implemented, Trump legal team won a petition to stall the order that would have prevented any of his businesses from operating in the state of New York.
“We thank the Appellate Division for staying the NY Attorney General’s and Judge Engoron’s overzealous attempt to cancel our New York business certificates,” said Eric Trump in a statement on social media.
“Judge Engoron’s order erroneously sought to adjudicate the rights of non-party business entities that employ nearly 1,000 hard-working New Yorkers, have never been accused of any wrongdoing and, were never given their day in court – in clear violation of their fundamental Constitutional rights and Due Process,” the statement continued. “We will continue to vigorously defend our company and our incredible employees from this politically-motivated persecution.”
Trump’s attorneys called the punishment a “corporate death penalty” in court papers and argued that the judge had “no rationale or legal authority” to impose the order.
“The trial court’s attempt to reach issues, entities and assets beyond the scope of this case has been suspended,” said Trump lawyer Christopher Kise.
The appeals court denied a second request from Trump’s attorneys to pause the fraud trial.
Judeg Engoron’s ruling about fraud resolves only the first of seven claims alleged in the civil lawsuit.
The ongoing trial will determine the other six claims and consider James’ demand that the Trump Organization be fined $250 million.