• @Buttons
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    636 months ago

    The Colorado lower court also found it was an insurrection, but that an insurrection didn’t disqualify a person from running for President (because of some very specific wording in the constitution).

    So both sides in the case appealed and now here we are.

    • @[email protected]
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      336 months ago

      Knowing it would be appealed, no matter the ruling, the lower court found it was an insurrection. The next court had to take that as a factual finding. They could not argue or retry that question. It is now a legal fact.

      Brilliant move! That judge took one for the team, called a coward and a traitor. And you see what we have here today. (insert wasted.meme)

      • @[email protected]
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        146 months ago

        That’s not how American courts work? The upper court can find issue with practically anything it likes.

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          That’s not how American courts work?

          Nope. The court of appeals can find fault with the methods, procedure, precedent etc but not the facts.

          (Also, that’s not how question marks work.)

          • @[email protected]
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            86 months ago

            But here’s the thing: they could easily say the method that led to the finding is wrong. It’s not a fact.

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              -46 months ago

              If it’s decided by the lower court it is held as fact. It may not in your opinion be correct but it is verifiably a fact at this point.

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          56 months ago

          Lower court: “We find that since the man was found dead from dehydration, he must have been killed by the accused’s witchcraft that sucked his fluids!”
          Higher court: Looking at a body covered in bruises from a long fall “I’m sorry, what…?”

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          -16 months ago

          Not fact finding they can kick it back to lower courts and say try it again but if the lower court says no they’re stuck with it.