Is this  the most political case since the 2000 election?

Supreme Court to rule if Trump can run for president

Strict and loose constructionalism  Will the Supreme Court's conservative follow their originalist views and take the 14th Amendment at face value?

A Case study in the political power of the Suprme Court.

6th January 2024 The justices agreed to take up Mr Trump's appeal against a decision by Colorado to remove him from the 2024 ballot in that state.The justices took up the case with unusual speed. 

The case will be heard in February and the ruling will apply nationwide.

Lawsuits in a number of states are seeking to disqualify Mr Trump, arguing that he engaged in insurrection during the US Capitol riot three years ago.

The legal challenges hinge on whether a Civil War-era constitutional amendment renders Mr Trump ineligible to stand as a candidate.

The Supreme Court's decision to hear Mr Trump's appeal came after attorneys general from 27 states filed a brief asking the court to reject Colorado's ruling.

The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution bans anyone who has "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" from holding federal office, but the former president's lawyers argue it does not apply to the president. 

The Colorado case thrusts the Supreme Court - whose 6-3 conservative majority includes three justices appointed by Trump - into the unprecedented and politically fraught effort by his detractors to invalidate his campaign to reclaim the White House.