Fox News reports that the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court could end up playing a major role in the 2024 elections.
The outlet's report comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is about to start its latest term. The term officially begins on the "first Monday in October," which, this year, is Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.
Already, it is looking as though this term could be a particularly consequential one - even more consequential than the last term, which saw the overruling of Roe v. Wade, among other things.
This is because the justices have already agreed, this term, to hear a number of cases regarding several hot-button issues, including abortion rights, gun rights, and free speech rights, among others.
There is also a very real possibility that the Supreme Court will hear some cases that will impact the 2024 elections, either directly or indirectly.
At the moment, Fox News reports that the justices of the Supreme Court have already agreed to hear a case regarding "Election redistricting and a challenge to congressional seat boundaries in South Carolina."
The outlet, though, goes on to predict that this "could be a prelude to more voting fights."
Fox reports, "The wild cards for the Supreme Court heading into 2024 are possible last-minute challenges to election laws: redistricting, voter registration requirements, provisional ballots, early voting, and more."
As we saw in the 2020 elections, such issues could essentially change the outcome of an election.
There is also a very real possibility that the justices of the Supreme Court may hear one or more cases related to former President Donald Trump, the clear frontrunner to win the Republican Party's 2024 presidential nomination.
For one thing, there is the attempt by Colorado voters to keep Trump's name off of the 2024 presidential ballot, on the grounds that Trump interfered in the 2020 presidential election. The justices of the Supreme Court could, at some point, be asked to weigh in on this.
Then, there are the several criminal prosecutions of Trump. This, in essence, is another way in which the Democrats are trying to undermine Trump's 2024 chances. The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court could also be asked to weigh in on one or more of these cases at some point.
For now, all of these things remain just possibilities. No such cases are before the Supreme Court.
But, there is certainly a lot of potential for the Supreme Court to a major role in 2024.