US Supreme Court likely to determine Trump’s 2024 eligibility soon
Former federal judge Michael Luttig predicts that the court will rule sooner rather than later, and most certainly before the first primaries'.
According to former federal judge Michael Luttig on Sunday, the US Supreme Court will soon decide if former President Donald Trump is eligible to run for the presidency in 2024.
Legal experts believe that Trump might be disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits someone from holding office if they have "previously taken an oath … to support the constitution" and subsequently "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same."
Luttig and other notable conservative academics have determined that Trump's conduct on January 6 and his efforts to reverse the 2020 election exclude him from running for president.
Trump has dismissed all four criminal charges as politically motivated attempts to prevent him from returning to office. Some have been skeptical regarding whether his behavior constituted insurrection.
The clause has never been implemented, and it is unclear what method would be used to do so. Secretaries of state, who are in charge of regulating candidate eligibility rules, are analyzing how the process is likely to unfold.
During an appearance on MSNBC's Velshi, Luttig called it "one of the most fundamental questions that could ever be decided under our constitution," explaining that it will soon be decided by the Supreme Court.
Trump appointed three of the current court's judges, which has a 6-3 conservative supermajority. It is likely to come up at the court at a time when the institution's reputation is under attack, as a result of a series of ethical scandals and its controversial decision to overrule Roe v. Wade last year.
Election authorities are likely to face major pressure regarding Trump's eligibility.
New Hampshire, Republican Secretary of State Dave Scanlan told NBC News that his office was flooded with calls from Trump supporters after Charlie Kirk's claim that Scanlan was trying to remove Trump from the Presidential race.
In a recent poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, statistics found that around 46% of voters are expected to vote for US President Joe Biden, with an equal share of voters for former US President Donald Trump, if the presidential election candidates were between the current president and his predecessor.