Jonathan Masur on ABC7 Chicago to Discuss Cook County Judge’s Ruling to Remove Trump from Illinois Primary Ballot

Cook County judge rules Donald Trump should be removed from Illinois Republican primary ballot

A Cook County judge has ordered the Illinois Board of Elections to remove Donald Trump from ballots statewide for the March 19 primary.

However, the judge also issued an immediate stay to her own order to give time for the former president's attorneys to appeal.


"The elephant in the room is that the Supreme Court is going to issue a ruling pretty soon," said Jonathan Masur, professor of law at University of Chicago Law School.

Now Trump's place on the Illinois primary ballot is effectively, but indirectly, up to the Supreme Court.

"I think the chances that it upholds this decision and keeps Trump off the ballot are basically zero," Masur said.

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