FACT CHECK: Is The Supreme Court Considering A Case To Reinstate Donald Trump As President?

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims the Supreme Court is considering a case to remove President Joe Biden from office and reinstate former President Donald Trump.

Verdict: False

The case being referred to has been rejected twice by the Supreme Court.

Fact Check:

The Supreme Court heard arguments Feb. 28 regarding Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt for all Americans, according to CNN. Conservative justices on the court cast doubt over the legality of the program and whether states have a right to sue, the outlet reported.

The Facebook post claims the Supreme Court is going to “consider [a] case to reinstate Donald Trump and remove Joe Biden from office.” The claim went viral on Twitter, with at least two iterations receiving thousands of retweets and likes.

This claim, however, is false. The case the social media posts are talking about is Brunson v. Adams. The case was brought forth by a trio of brothers who filed a lawsuit charging that Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other lawmakers violated their oaths of office and sought to reinstate Trump as president, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The Supreme Court initially denied the case in January 2023, the outlet reported. The Brunsons filed a second appeal for rehearing, which was rejected by the Supreme Court on Feb. 21, according to the Supreme Court’s docket. Raland Brunson, one of the plaintiffs, responded to the second ruling in a Feb. 21 Facebook post.

Steve Vladek, the Charles Alan Wright Chair In Federal Courts at the University of Texas Austin Law School, told the Salt Lake Tribune that the case was dead and the only way to get it reconsidered was to refile the lawsuit.

“They might try to re-file the lawsuit to try to get it back to the Supreme Court, but that’s just a different procedural path to the same dead end,” Vladek said. (RELATED: Is Arizona’s Voting Equipment Not Certified?)

Social media users have been spreading false and unfounded claims of election fraud since the November 2020 presidential election. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that Trump jailed a Biden aide for election fraud.

Elias Atienza

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