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What happens if Donald Trump is convicted? GOP walks tightrope

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Former President Donald J. Trump finds himself in uncharted legal and political territory as he confronts multiple felony charges across several cases.

With Trump securing the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential race, questions abound about the implications of potential convictions on his candidacy and presidency.

Not since Eugene V. Debs campaigned from behind bars over a century ago has the United States encountered a situation of a prominent candidate facing felony convictions while vying for the presidency.

Trump’s legal woes, spanning federal, New York, and Georgia jurisdictions, coupled with a staggering civil fraud trial verdict in New York, have cast a shadow over his political ambitions.

As Trump’s legal battles unfold, here’s a breakdown of the potential scenarios and legal complexities that lie ahead:

Can Trump Run if Convicted?

The Constitution sets minimal eligibility criteria for presidential candidates, with no explicit provisions barring individuals with felony convictions from seeking office.

While some states impose restrictions on felons running for state and local positions, federal offices remain unaffected.

Thus, Trump’s candidacy remains legally viable, despite the looming specter of criminal charges.

The 14th Amendment Conundrum

Debates surrounding Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, disqualifying individuals engaged in insurrection or rebellion from holding office, have emerged in legal circles.

Lawsuits challenging Trump’s eligibility under this provision have yielded mixed results, with courts deliberating on the applicability of this clause to his actions surrounding the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

Party Dynamics and Presidential Replacement

In the event of Trump’s conviction or withdrawal, the Republican Party lacks a mechanism to nominate an alternative candidate, given Trump’s overwhelming support among delegates.

The prospect of party leaders rallying behind an alternative nominee remains remote, as evidenced by the party’s staunch backing of Trump despite controversies.

Voting Rights and Clemency

Conviction could strip Trump of his voting rights, depending on the state’s laws.

While Florida’s stringent regulations could disenfranchise him, Trump could explore avenues for clemency or switch his voter registration to a more lenient state like New York.

Presidency from Prison?

The possibility of Trump assuming the presidency while incarcerated raises unprecedented legal quandaries. Trump could challenge his imprisonment’s constitutionality, invoking separation of powers arguments to safeguard his presidential duties.

Presidential pardons or commutations could also feature prominently in legal battles, with the Supreme Court serving as the ultimate arbiter.

As Trump’s legal saga unfolds, the nation grapples with profound constitutional and political uncertainties, underscoring the unprecedented nature of the challenges ahead.

 

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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AI tracks enigmatic cancers back to origins in new study

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In a groundbreaking development, scientists have unveiled a remarkable AI tool that promises to revolutionise the detection and treatment of metastatic cancers.

These elusive cancers often evade detection until they have already spread to distant organs, posing a significant challenge for diagnosis and treatment. Published in Nature Medicine, the study showcases an AI model developed by researchers at Tianjin Medical University (TMU) in China, led by Tian Fei and Li Xiangchun. Trained on a vast dataset of 30,000 images from 21,000 individuals, the AI model demonstrated an unprecedented accuracy rate of 83% in identifying the origins of metastatic cancer cells found in fluid samples from abdominal or lung regions.

Impressively, the model’s top three predictions included the tumour’s source with a staggering 99% accuracy.

This breakthrough not only surpasses the capabilities of human pathologists but also offers a beacon of hope for the 300,000 people annually diagnosed with cancer at TMU-affiliated hospitals, where approximately 4,000 cases rely on such image-based diagnoses.

By significantly reducing the need for invasive tests and providing timely and accurate predictions, this AI tool could potentially extend the lives of late-stage cancer patients. Faisal Mahmood of Harvard Medical School praises the study’s findings, highlighting the potential of AI as an indispensable assistive tool in healthcare.

Looking ahead, the integration of AI with tissue samples and genomic data holds the promise of further enhancing outcomes for individuals battling metastatic cancers of unknown origins, ushering in a new era of precision medicine and personalised care.

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Surprising Netflix subscriber surge despite price hikes

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Netflix Surpasses Expectations with 9.33 Million New Subscribers in Q1 2024

Netflix stunned analysts and the industry alike with its first-quarter 2024 earnings report, revealing a remarkable surge of 9.33 million paid subscribers, soaring past the anticipated 3.93 million additions and bringing its total subscriber count to an impressive 269.60 million.

This surge follows a record-breaking fourth quarter of 2023, where Netflix added 13.1 million subscribers. Despite this remarkable growth streak, Netflix announced it would cease reporting quarterly subscriber totals from 2025 onward, signalling a significant shift in industry dynamics. Notable contributors to this growth included high-profile releases like the live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “3 Body Problem” by the show-runners behind “Game of Thrones.”

Regionally, the U.S. and Canada saw a growth of 2.53 million paid subscribers, while Europe, the Middle East, and Africa added 2.92 million, Latin America saw an increase of 1.72 million, and the Asia-Pacific market experienced a rise of 2.16 million.

Alongside surpassing subscriber expectations, Netflix exceeded financial projections, reporting a 15% increase in revenue from Q1 2023, with diluted earnings per share of $5.28 on $9.37 billion in revenue.

Looking ahead, Netflix forecasts robust financial performance for Q2, with expectations of $9.49 billion in revenue and diluted EPS of $4.68, aiming for revenue growth of 13% to 15% for the full year 2024, reflecting a bullish outlook on its operational margin.

 

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Why are Americans moving abroad?

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Inflation and the rising cost of living in the United States is motivating Americans to consider moving to other countries.

Have you ever dreamed of working or retiring abroad?

Well, more and more Americans are discovering that their income can stretch much further in other countries, allowing them to save more, pay off debts, and even get ahead financially.

Kelli Maria Korduck a contributor with Business Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss why Americans are deciding that the only way to get ahead is to leave.

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