Trump’s Entire 2024 Run In The Hands Of Supreme Court

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Later this month, the Supreme Court will have the chance to take a position on the legal challenge against former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to be on the 2024 ballot. The Supreme Court justices could be the ones to make the final decision on whether or not Trump should be disqualified from the race.

In the case John Castro v. Donald Trump, the Justices will examine the claims that Trump should be disqualified from the race because of Section 3 of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which blocks anyone who had held public office and had “engaged in insurrection” from holding public office again. The case was distributed to the court this past week and on September 26th it will be part of an official conference.

This is not the first time that a lawsuit has been brought forward concerning the disqualification clause, still, this could be an important case as it is the first time that the claim that Trump’s candidacy could lead to “political competitive injury” has been made. Former Trump supporter Castro, who started criticizing Trump after the Capitol attack, is one of Trump’s challengers in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. As he has claimed in his filing, if Trump is allowed to participate in the race, he would be at a disadvantage as they are competing for the support of the same demographics, both in terms of voters and donors.

A different case in Florida which challenged whether or not Trump should be allowed to compete in the presidential race because of the 14th Amendment was dismissed by a judge who found that the plaintiff did not have the necessary standing to bring this case forward. The judge also pointed out that the alleged injuries were not specific to the plaintiff.

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