G. McConway
January 30, 2024

Supreme Court to Take on Trump Ballot Case

Donald Trump may not be a favorite of the Supreme Court justices right now.

With the number of ballot cases stacking up and primary elections already starting, the Supreme Court has been forced into action to address the Trump ballot cases.

So, the usual break enjoyed by the justices during January and February is getting cut short to address the case and set the precedent.

Let’s Get It Over With

Typically, justices will take a break from hearing oral arguments in late January and remain on break through mid-February.

This year, however, the nature of the suits trying to block Trump from getting the nomination means that the justices are going to have to come back a bit early to hear the case.

The court has agreed to take the Colorado ballot measure case, which should set the precedent for the quickly growing stack of cases against Trump on this front.

The court will address this issue, but hopefully, it will go much further than addressing the issues of just this case because we will see more issues pop up once the nomination is secured.

There are those, myself included, that believe the wording of Section III of the 14th Amendment could leave open an interpretation that a primary race is not covered, so the issue at hand is if Trump secures the nomination, will this become an issue again?

Furthermore, the court needs to set the bar on what constitutes insurrection and how this amendment can be applied to a presidential election.

Since the amendment does not say convicted, the court will decide what constitutes insurrection as a qualifier.

Opinions on this matter are all over the place based on people’s ideology, but I still believe the initial Colorado case will be overturned, but, as noted above, it is about these other circumstances we will see in the future that could become a problem for Trump as we move past the primary election.

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