This Could Be a Big Day for the 2024 Ballot

Supreme Court may issue its decision whether Trump should be disqualified
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 4, 2024 12:30 AM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2024 7:03 AM CST
A Big SCOTUS Decision on Trump Could Be Coming Today
The US Supreme Court is seen, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Donald Trump could learn Monday whether the Supreme Court will let him appear on this year's ballot. The justices are expected to announce their decision in at least one case Monday, with signs strongly pointing to resolution of the case from Colorado that threatens to kick Trump off some state ballots because of his efforts to overturn his election loss in 2020. Any opinions will post on the court's website beginning just after 10am Eastern, per the AP.

Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that said he is disqualified from being president again and ineligible for the state's primary, which is Tuesday. The resolution of the case on Monday, a day before Super Tuesday contests in 16 states, would remove uncertainty about whether votes for Trump will ultimately count. Both sides had requested fast work by the court, which heard arguments less than a month ago, on Feb. 8. The justices seemed poised then to rule in Trump's favor.

The Washington Post explains why observers think something is up Monday:

  • "The high court took the unusual step Sunday of scheduling an opinion announcement for a day when it is not in session. The justices typically issue rulings from the bench, with the author of the majority opinion presenting a summary of the court's decision. Instead, the court said opinions could be posted on its website Monday."
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