Supreme Court Looks at Trump’s Election Case Immunity Claim

Supreme Court Looks at Trump's Election Case Immunity Claim

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the long-debated Donald Trump immunity matter related to the federal 2020 election conspiracy case.

Here are the details of the news.

Supreme Court Looks at Trump’s Election Case Immunity Claim

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it will hear the immunity claims of former President Donald Trump related to the 2020 election subversion case.

In August 2023, U.S. Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump with four counts of criminal charges in Washington DC, alleging that the former President attempted to change the 2020 election result.

The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct the congressional certification of the election results, and violation of citizens’ rights.

In October 2023, Trump filed a motion to dismiss the charges on the grounds of ‘Presidential Immunity, arguing that he is immune from prosecution as the alleged actions happened when he served the President’s office.

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However, his appeal was rejected by a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit earlier this month.

The panel of judges ruled, “For the purpose of this criminal case, former President Trump has become a citizen Trump. Any executive immunity that may have protected him while he served as President no longer protects him against this prosecution.”

Supreme Court Looks at Trump's Election Case Immunity Claim
Supreme Court Looks at Trump’s Election Case Immunity Claim

Trump appealed against the decision in the Supreme Court. In its recent ruling, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the former President is immune from criminal charges in his election subversion case.

The judges have scheduled oral arguments for the week of April 22 to hear Trump’s immunity claim.

The court has ordered the former President to file his opening arguments in the case by March 19 and has asked Smith’s office to file its own arguments by April 8.

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Trump has been given a deadline of April 15 to submit his written final arguments before oral arguments.

The recent Supreme Court’s decision to decide on Trump’s immunity matter has paused the case trials until the nation’s highest court issues its final judgment.

The temporary pause on the case trials is a positive sign for Trump, who seems to constantly delay the trial until after the presidential election in the hope of winning the election and pardoning himself.

However, his prosecutors have demanded speedy trials in the case. Smith earlier requested the Supreme Court to supervise Trump’s immunity claim. But the court rejected his appeal.

If the Supreme Court rules against Trump, the 2020 election conspiracy case trials will continue in Washington, D.C.

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If the court rules in Trump’s favor, the charges against the former President will be removed, and the case will be dismissed permanently.

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