The Supreme Court has prepared for its new term by looking back at past cases and making decisions that could have long-lasting implications for the 2024 elections. The court is expected to examine in depth its precedents on voting rights and campaign finance, two issues that involve the full scope of electoral law and could be further shaped by the outcomes of the next presidential election.
The court’s decisions in these cases could affect how states draw their congressional and legislative districts, who can and cannot contribute to campaigns and Super PACs, how quickly and how accurately ballots are counted, and even whether or not there is an Electoral College. All of these issues could have a profound effect on the election results in 2024 and beyond.
The Supreme Court is also expected to weigh in on issues such as abortion, gun control, religious freedom, and immigration, all of which have been the subject of contentious national debates and could also influence the outcome of the 2024 elections.
The Supreme Court’s rulings in the upcoming term will be closely watched by all those interested in the outcome of the next election. With the court seemingly more conservative than in past years, it could be months, if not years, before the true implications of these decisions are known. Still, the court’s decisions could be a strong indication of how the 2024 elections may play out–and who will be in the White House the following year.