Dear Editor,

It’s beginning to look like the Supreme Court is going to be tested in a couple of dicey situations looming on the horizon. Very soon, it will be expected to rule on whether the states have the right, under section three of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, to decide who is eligible to appear on their ballots for elected offices. The court recently ruled, in the Dobbs decision, the states have the authority to decide a woman’s access to health care in the form of an abortion, no matter the circumstances, whether it is necessary or not!

To me, it would seem hypocritical if the court, packed with conservative justices, now does a one-eighty and decides the states to not have the right to determine who will or will not appear on their ballots, as is currently the case in Colorado and now, in Maine as well.

The other interesting decision facing the court is Trump’s argument that since he was president at the time of the “peaceful assembly” at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, he should not be held accountable for his actions. If this argument is accepted by the Supreme court, what a wonderful gift this will be to Joe Biden, if it can be proven beyond doubt, he benefited monetarily from his son Hunter’s dealings. Biden will be able to use the same argument, he too was president and therefore cannot be held accountable.

Any way you look at it, it’s going to be enlightening!

Lloyd Dickson