The US Supreme Court is facing mounting pressure to decide whether former President Donald Trump should appear on the ballot in the 2024 presidential election.
The Supreme Court has yet to weigh in on the issue, which is part of a larger legal battle over the licensing of Trump’s likeness for commercial use. Trump’s attorneys argue that state laws preventing him from appearing on the ballot unfairly restrict his freedom of speech.
The court is expected to issue a ruling in the coming weeks, and many believe it could have implications for the future of Trump’s political prospects.
The issue has been a point of contention since the former president first declared his intention to run for re-election in November 2020. At the time, several states put laws in place that would have kept Trump off the ballot due to criminal investigations and other issues.
In recent months, activists and organizations have urged the Supreme Court to make a ruling on the issue, arguing that it is the only fair way to ensure that every voter has the right to decide which candidate they support in an election.
The court’s decision could also potentially determine whether or not similar restrictions could be implemented to prevent other political figures from appearing on the ballot in the future.