Supreme Court faces pressure to decide if Trump is on the 2024 ballot
The Supreme Court faces considerable legal and political pressure to decide whether President Donald Trump should be on the 2024 ballot.
The Constitution gives each state the responsibility to regulate its own elections. In some cases, states could disqualify President Trump from running if they deemed him unfit for office. In other cases, the Supreme Court could decide the matter if President Trump attempts to challenge state election laws.
Given the precedent of Citizens United, it is likely that the Supreme Court would be the final arbiter on any election law challenges in the future. The Supreme Court could come to a decision through either a majority opinion or through dissent. If the Court takes up the issue, it could have dramatic implications for U.S. politics in 2024 and beyond.
However, the current composition of the Court provides no guarantees that its final decision will be in favor of President Trump. With liberal justices holding the majority of the Court’s nine seats, many observers will view the Court’s eventual decision on the 2024 election as a test of the Court’s willingness to protect voting rights and the integrity of elections.