The US Supreme Court is deliberating on whether Donald Trump should be disqualified from the 2024 ballot due to his alleged role in the Capitol riot.
Why it matters
The outcome of the Supreme Court's decision could have significant implications for Trump's political future and the 2024 presidential election.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that the Supreme Court is considering the case of Couy Griffin, a former New Mexico official convicted for his role in the Capitol riot, which could signal the decision in the challenge facing Mr Trump. The New York Times highlights the high-stakes week for Trump, with two judges in New York potentially scheduling a criminal trial and ruling on a civil fraud case. Gulf News provides details on the Supreme Court hearing to decide whether Trump should be barred from running for president again, while The Economist discusses Trump's attempt to claim immunity from criminal prosecution after leaving office.
How we got here
The case stems from the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, and subsequent efforts by various states to disqualify Trump from the 2024 ballot under the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, which bars individuals who have engaged in insurrection from holding public office.
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