|Supreme Court Justice|
|Assumed office |
June 14, 2020
|Preceded by||Justice RestrepoMU|
|54th Vice President of the United States|
June 12, 2020 – June 14, 2020
|Preceded by||iThinkThereforeiFlam (R)|
|Succeeded by||NinjjaDragon (R)|
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Dixie|
April 2, 2020 – June 12, 2020
|Preceded by||Reagan Dobs|
|United States Attorney General|
December 18, 2019 – March 26, 2020
|Succeeded by||Aubrion (acting)|
|2nd Chief Justice of Sierra|
January 20, 2019 – December 19, 2019
August 19, 1955
|Political party||Green (2020) |
Democrat (2017-2018, 2020)
|Education||Harvard University (B.A.)|
Yale Law School (JD)
Brown University (Ph.D.)
Dewey Cheatem is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President ZeroOverZero101 only days after his confirmation as Vice President of the United States and has served since June 14, 2020. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Cheatem briefly served as vice-president of the United States, among many other positions.
Background[edit | edit source]
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Dewey Cheatem is a notorious homosexual.
Awards and Distinctions[edit | edit source]
- Presidential Medal of Honor (Jun. 30, 2019) by President GuiltyAir: "As a long-serving United States Senator and a well-respected jurist on the Supreme Court of Sierra, Dewey-Cheatem has long fought for the constitutional rights of Americans and represented his constituents in the Atlantic Commonwealth with the eloquence and attention that his office embodies. Dewey-Cheatem’s accomplished career embodies the spirit of public service in America."
Political Career[edit | edit source]
Lincoln Assemblyman[edit | edit source]
Cheatem served briefly as a Democrat in the Lincoln Assembly during which time he achieved two major policy accomplishments: enactment of the Central State Human Rights Expansion Act, which provided provided a cause of action in cases of discrimination in contracts, inheritance, real property, court proceedings, and other government action.
In addition, Cheatem wholly replaced the text of the "Judicare Act" to implement civil Gideon in Lincoln (i.e., provided free legal defense in civil actions rather than only criminal actions).
Both statutes were passed by the Assembly and signed into law by then-governor MadK3p.
Atlantic Secretary of Labor, Education, Health, and Human Services[edit | edit source]
Before Cheatem completed his term as a Lincoln Assemblyman he was nominated by Governor Trover to serve as Secretary of Labor, Education, Health, and Human Services. Cheatem's tenure focused on economic justice and LGBTQ equality. As Secretary, he issued directives ending conversion therapy in the state, declared that his department would treat anti-LGBTQ discrimination as prohibited sex discrimination, established an LGBTQ-inclusive health education curriculum, implemented the Basic Health Plan, and expanded efforts to decrease HIV transmission through two different executive orders.
In addition, Cheatem authored and championed several legislative initiatives. Cheatem adapted the Central State Human Rights Expansion Act that he had successfully enacted in Lincoln and submitted it for consideration in the Atlantic Commonwealth Assembly under the title of the "Northeastern State Human Rights Expansion Act." As in Central, the law passed and was signed by the governor. Cheatem also introduced the School Meal Program Act which increased taxes on the wealthy to be spent on expanding the existing School Breakfast Program and Lunch Programs to provide three free meals per day to all students with family incomes under 150% of the poverty line.
U.S. Senator from the Atlantic Commonwealth[edit | edit source]
When the sitting U.S. Senator for the Atlantic Commonwealth resigned, Governor Trover, a Democrat, unexpectedly appointed a Republican to the seat--Shitmemery. Cheatem penned a scathing column in The New Deal, the main Democratic Party organ, condemning the move. Shortly thereafter, he announced his intention to run for the seat.
In the following election, Cheatem won the seat narrowly--by only 57,183 votes in an election of 16,613,097 votes. Cheatem was then re-elected to the seat in [...] by a more substantial margin.
However, in the election of [????] Cheatem lost the seat narrowly to then-Representative Gunnz.
Nomination as Lieutenant Governor of Chesapeake[edit | edit source]
Socially conservative Republican Governor BranofRaisin of Chesapeake appointed Cheatem to be Lieutenant Governor of the Cheseapeake Commonwealth. However, after a contentious hearing, the Republican majority in the state assembly rejected Cheatem's nomination.
U.S. Attorney General[edit | edit source]
President Gunnz nominated Dewey Cheatem to be Attorney General of the United States on November 29, 2019. At the time, Cheatem was serving as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sierra. The President said of the nomination: "Justice Dewey has proven to the people of this nation that he stands for Justice. Dewey has a great track record of fighting in states all across the country to ensure that the policies being implemented are legal and not unconstitutional. His plans for criminal justice reform and my plans go hand in hand with one another. I believe that Dewey is arguably one of the best litigators in the country and that he will do this nation proud as Attorney General."
On December 6, 2019, the Senate hearing on Cheatem's nomination began; it lasted two days. The hearing was uneventful with the notable exception of harsh questioning by Senator Prelate Zeratul regarding Cheatem's politics, specifically negative comments directed at Republican legislators and Cheatem's long-prior vote as a Senator to confirm Justice CuriositySMBC. Zeratul had previously appeared at the Cheatem's confirmation hearing in Chesapeake to oppose his nomination to the position of Lieutenant Governor on the same grounds, even though the Senator represented Dixie, not Chesapeake.
On December 16, 2019, Cheatem's nomination came to a vote. All five Republican senators voted against their own president's nomination of Cheatem to the position of Attorney General; five Democrats voted in favor. Vice President Joseph Ibney broke the tie in favor of confirming Cheatem.
Investigation of Previous Presidents[edit | edit source]
Prosecution of ZeroOverZero101[edit | edit source]
Invocation of the 25th Amendment[edit | edit source]
2020 Presidential Election[edit | edit source]
Socialist Primary[edit | edit source]
Cheatem entered the Socialist primary for president on ___. Though initially lagging, Cheatem soon rose in the polls, driven in significant part by the focus of Socialist voters on the ability of a candidate to win.
Shortly before the first Socialist primary debate, Cheatem secured the endorsement of HSCTiger09. On April 4, 2020, the Socialists held their first debate, in which Cheatem, PGF, and Luna Tucklet participated. Cheatem hammered his opponents for their failure to obtain any policy victories for the working people of the United States and emphasized his long list of political accomplishments. Shocking many observers, PGF withdrew from the primary during the debate and endorsed Cheatem.
|03/23/2020||mSCOTUSBlog||38.5||7.7||7.7||7.7||30.8||Not yet declared|
|03/24/2020||Fox News||33.33||26.27||13.33||6.67||20||Not yet declared|
|03/31/2020||Socialist Party||36.8||21.1||Not included||21.1||5.3||Not yet declared|
|03/31/2020||Fox News||30.8||38.5||Not included||23.1||7.7||Not yet declared|
|04/05/2020||Bolshevik||Dropped out||56||Dropped out||13||Dropped out||31|
Following the debate, the Socialist primary was effectively over. Very little campaigning took place, with Cheatem widely viewed as the presumptive nominee. Following the ratification of the Socialist-Democratic campaign agreement, the point became moot, as the Socialists agreed to back the Democratic nominee for president provided that a Socialist--presumably Cheatem--were nominated as the vice-presidential candidate.
Candidacy for Vice President[edit | edit source]
Pursuant to the agreement between the Socialist and Democratic parties, Cheatem became the coalition's nominee for vice-president. During the June 7, 2020 vice-presidential debate against Polkadot48, Cheatem emphasized the policy failures of the Gunnz administration--such as Gunnz's mysterious absence that forced the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment--and the administration's failures to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
Vice President[edit | edit source]
Dewey Cheatem has the distinction of being the shortest-serving vice-president in the history of the United States.
Legal Career[edit | edit source]
Litigant[edit | edit source]
Cheatem is a frequent litigant in state court and, until his ascension to the Supreme Court, in federal court. His private practice focuses on individual rights and liberties, in particular sexual and religious freedom. For example, Cheatem has successfully brought constitutional challenges to prohibitions of polygamy in three states (Atlantic, Chesapeake, and Dixie) and Lincoln's prohibition on incestuous relationships. Furthermore, in the aftermath of Cheatem's constitutional challenges to polygamy bans in other states, Lincoln repealed its ban.
Notable Cases[edit | edit source]
- In re: FDA Blood Donation Guidance and Related Regulations, 101 M.S.Ct. 115 (2020): Cheatem convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to explicitly subject discrimination based on sexual orientation to strict scrutiny. Soon after, he expanded on that victory in Sierra.
- In re John Smith, No. 20-06 (Sierra 2020): Cheatem secured a new trial for a man who, prior to In re FDA Blood Donation Guidance, was convicted after a prosecutor struck all non-heterosexual and all HIV-positive potential jurors from the jury pool. Cheatem convinced the state supreme court that In re FDA Blood Donation Guidance should be applied retroactively and that the Supreme Court's reasoning in In re FDA Blood Donation Guidance meant that HIV status discrimination was also constitutionally prohibited.
Service as Special Counsel[edit | edit source]
Chief Justice of Sierra[edit | edit source]
Associate Justice of Dixie[edit | edit source]
The Dixie Supreme Court heard two cases during Cheatem's tenure there as an associate justice. Through these cases, Cheatem clarified that the appropriate standard for claims arising under the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution was strict scrutiny, not rational basis. At the time, this question was unsettled due to the U.S. Supreme Court's confusing decision in Robert Carey v Dixie Inn, LLC, 101 M.S.Ct. 112 (2019).
In both cases, Cheatem wrote for a unanimous court:
- In Re B.092 - End Childhood Marriage Act, No. 20-04 (Dix. 2020): Cheatem, writing for a unanimous court, rejected a First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment challenge to a prohibition on child marriages. Though applying strict scrutiny, Cheatem found that the prohibition was narrowly tailored to advance the compelling government interest in protecting the health and well-being of children. However, the court struck down on First Amendment grounds one provision of the law that would have required the removal of persons who violate the law from their positions as clergy.
- In Re AB. 468 - Dixie Sexual Education Act of 2020, No. 20-05 (Dix. 2020): Cheatem, again writing for a unanimous court, rejected a First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment challenge to sex education curriculum that required mention of the existence of LGBTQ persons. Cheatem declared that "there is no fundamental right to dictate school curriculum" and that the First Amendment's free exercise clause "does not guard against ideas with which one disagrees." Though Cheatem applied strict scrutiny as to the free exercise claim, he again found that the statute was narrowly tailored to advance a compelling government interest in protecting the health, safety, and liberty of children.