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Will the justices take up presidential immunity? Should Donald Trump be on the ballot? Supreme Court could decide in 2024

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The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, on November 5, 2023. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Can former President Donald Trump be tried for crimes he allegedly committed while in office? Should he be disqualified from running for president under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment? Those may be the biggest questions the Supreme Court will grapple with this term, as it decides whether to hear the federal government’s request for a ruling on executive immunity and a potential appeal from the former president about a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court declaring him ineligible for the presidency and removing him from the state’s primary ballot.

Decisions on these cases would define the Supreme Court’s 2024 term, says Jeremy R. Paul, a professor of law and former dean of the Northeastern University School of Law. The current Supreme Court term is shaping up to be another blockbuster, with decisions expected next year that could have major implications for abortion access, regulatory power and the prosecution of Trump.

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