Headline RoundupMarch 5th, 2024

What Will SCOTUS Reversal of Colorado Trump Ruling Mean for the Election?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

What does the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate Republican frontrunner and former President Donald Trump on the Colorado ballot mean for the 2024 election and Trump’s other legal cases?

“Another January 6”: Dan McLaughlin (Right bias) determined the justices were correct to overturn the Colorado ruling, but they “shirked their duty to finally adjudicate whether Trump is covered by Section 3 and whether he engaged in insurrection.” In leaving this matter unaddressed, McLaughlin concluded, “the likeliest outcome is now that any challenge to Trump’s qualification will be made in Congress after the election, when the electoral votes are counted. Such an effort could bring us full circle to another January 6.”

Not a “Home Run” For Trump: An article in Newsweek (Center bias) quoted legal scholars concluding that the ruling was not a complete victory for Trump, stating, “it failed to do what the former president had asked—clear him of insurrection—and because of this, it could signal bad news down the road.”

“The Cavalry Isn’t Coming”: A writer in the Daily Beast (Left bias) determined Democrats supporting Trump’s removal from the ballot didn’t “think through the political implications.” Had the Supreme Court upheld the Colorado ruling, “Democrats would have to again deal with the false narrative that they tipped the scales in an election.” With the ballot access issue settled, the writer urges Democrats to accept that “The cavalry isn’t coming to save us from the scourge of another Trump presidency, only we can save our nation.”

Featured Coverage of this Story

More headline roundups

AllSides Picks

More News about Supreme Court from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right