More on Trump and Colorado

I seem to be getting all my news on this from Mike the Mad Biologist.

A comment reports that the Supreme Court has denied certiorari (they won’t be hearing the case), which means that the Colorado decision stands; but a comment on my previous post suggests that the Colorado ruling includes a stay that’s permanent if the case is appealed.

It’s about half an hour until my Monday-Friday TV news routine begins.  We’ll see whether DW News, BBC World News America, my local news, NBC Nightly News or PBS Newshour confirms the certiorari denial and whether that means that the Colorado decision is permanently stayed or is in effect since the appeal failed.

In any event, the ruling affects the primary election, not the general election; and I read somewhere else (I can’t remember where) that Colorado Republicans are already talking about having a caucus instead of an election so there won’t be a ballot for Trump to be kept off of.

I’m making a trip to the grocery store tomorrow.  I’ll definitely be buying some popcorn.

05:30 UTC−6:  oops, it turns out that I totally misunderstood.  The question that SCOTUS declined to weigh in on was whether POTUS has immunity from prosecution on the insurrection charge, so an appeals court will decide that first.  This was reported as a minor victory for Trump because that other case could go on for quite a while.

We don’t know anything more about Colorado after all.  (I’m in the mood for some popcorn anyway.)

Trump Off the Ballot in Colorado (for now)

I just heard that the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that Trump will not be allowed on the ballot because of the 14th Ammendment.

Now on to the U.S. Supreme Court.  There’s an outside chance that the Colorado decision might be upheld, but I’m not at all confident about that.  In any event, it’ll be fun to see what sort of hoops the Republican justices jump through to overturn Colorado.

Update 2023-12-20:  Mike the Mad Biologist has some thoughts on this.

I’m Still Here

Not much has been happening with me lately.

I had MRI and CT scans on Tuesday and both turned out OK, so on Wednesday I signed up for the study of whether prophylactic radiation is actually effective in keeping small cell cancer out of the brain.  The study is randomized but not blind, and I’ll find out on the 3rd or 4th whether I’ll be getting the radiation.

I’ve been a bit lackadaisical about finishing my C++ rational number library.  I think it’s ready to go, but I still have a bit more testing to do.  If anybody would like to suggest a change in the design, please do.