On Friday, White House denied to respond to an appeal of the detention of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The petition, that was created on 13th March, and had earned over 100,000 signatures within a month — which is the usual requirement to earn a reply — and called on the President Obama administration to arrest Donald Trump for provoking the public violence. It cited 1969 Supreme Court case Brandenburg v. Ohio as an example.
In Brandenburg, Supreme Court established a test that permitted govt. to prosecute a speech when intended to provoke or produce the “imminent lawless action.”
The Legal experts had argued that using the case, as basis for a legal dispute to prosecute Donald Trump was undecided.
White House stated that it was refusing to comment on the appeal because it fell outside the conditions of participation for petition platform on its site.
Those condition say that “to avoid appearance of improper influence, White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or the similar matters properly within jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or the state & local govt. in its response to a petition.”
The site’s terms comprise an arrangement to not to create the petitions that explicitly urge the opposition or the support of the candidates for elected office.
While White House refused to respond to petition, President Obama condemned the violence at Donald Trump rallies across the state.