By
G. McConway
|
February 6, 2024

Supreme Court Ready to Take on Political Cases in Upcoming Term

The Supreme Court is about to come back from its break, and it may be the most important term for many of the new members of the court.  

It is hard to remember a time when the court was facing so many politically impactful cases on its docket.  

At the top of that list, of course, are the cases coming before the court regarding Donald Trump.  

Big Cases 

At the top of the list will be the court deciding on whether Trump can be banned from the presidential ballot due to his actions related to the January 6 riot at the Capitol.  

As many of you know, numerous states are trying to use Section III of the 14th Amendment to have Trump banned from the ballot.  

There are numerous issues to clear up here, mostly due to the language in the Amendment itself.  

For instance, I have raised the subject of the amendment even being relative to a primary election, but the court will have to go much further than that in this case.  

It will also have to decide if an indictment or a guilty verdict is implied or if an allegation is enough to qualify for the amendment to be activated.  

The court is also going to have to decide on presidential immunity, which would impact four of the cases Trump currently has on his schedule. 

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) hit the nail on the head, stating, “I can’t remember a time when there were so many hot-button and significant issues pending before the court right before an election. 

“This seems unique in that regard.” 

In addition to the Trump cases, the court also has an abortion case and a Second Amendment case.  

Unfortunately for the court, it is in a no-win situation with all of these cases, especially because of the fuss Dems have made over Justice Thomas and the fact that three of the current justices were appointed by Donald Trump. 

This could be the liveliest term we have ever seen, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.  

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