In a case involving steel tariffs, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the administration of former President Donald Trump over that of President Joe Biden.
USP Holdings argued in an unsuccessful appeal that the implementation of tariffs by the Trump administration was illegal. The Biden administration fought against USP Holdings and other steel importers who claimed the tariffs had caused them damage, while largely retaining the current level of duties.
“Trump cited Section 232 of the Trade Act of 1962, which permits the president to impose restrictions on the importation of goods deemed essential to national security. He said at the time that the tariffs were needed to bolster the production of airplanes, ships, and military materials with U.S. steel. The tariffs created tension with some U.S. allies, although some countries were exempted from the policy,” the report added.
“The Supreme Court turned away the petition in USP Holdings Inc. v. United States, court file 22-565, in an unsigned order. The court didn’t explain its decision. No justices dissented from the order. In April 2017, then-Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross commenced an investigation to determine whether “steel was being imported under such circumstances as to threaten or impair national security,” according to the petition (pdf) filed with the Supreme Court,” it continued.
Immediately after the third round of his indictments this week, Trump turned to the Supreme Court and demanded that they halt Biden’s ‘Election Interference,’ which he believes his successor is engaged in with this latest legal action.
Trump has taken to his social media platform, Truth Social, in response to Joe Biden’s “Election Interference” to express his anger. In a vitriolic post, Trump accused Biden and his allies of using a deluge of frivolous litigation to drain his resources and impede his 2024 campaign.
Trump described the challenges he confronted in his position, which included, among others, the District Attorney’s and Attorney General’s legal activities. He argued that defending against these legal claims will require more resources and time than would otherwise be allocated to rallies and promotion.
The former president characterized his opponents as “radical left thugs” and emphasized that he leads in every poll, including the one pitting him against Joe Biden. Trump stated that the situation had created an uneven playing field, which constituted to electoral interference. He concluded his speech by urging the Supreme Court to intervene, followed by his trademark phrase, “MAGA!”
“CRAZY! My political opponent has hit me with a barrage of weak lawsuits, including D.A., A.G., and others, which require massive amounts of my time & money to adjudicate,” Trump wrote. “Resources that would have gone into Ads and Rallies, will now have to be spent fighting these Radical Left Thugs in numerous courts throughout the Country.”
“I am leading in all Polls, including against Crooked Joe, but this is not a level playing field. It is Election Interference, & the Supreme Court must intercede,” he finished.
Trump entered a not-guilty plea in relation to his January 6 indictment. He lamented a “very sad day for America.”
“Thank you very much. This is a very sad day for America. And it was also very sad driving through Washington, D.C. and seeing the filth and the decay and all of the broken buildings and walls and the graffiti,” Trump said, painting a bleak picture of the nation’s capital. “This is not the place that I left. It’s a very sad thing to see it.”
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