Supreme Court Grants Trump Immunity?

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( – On Thursday, the Supreme Court is going to be looking at the presidential immunity claims of former President Donald Trump, which could have important implications both for the 2024 presidential race and Trump’s legal cases. 

Trump has claimed that as the president he should be granted complete presidential immunity, which would mean that he cannot be prosecuted for his actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, presidential election. These claims have already been rejected by two lower courts. 

Prosecutors have claimed that if Trump wins this argument, then all presidents would not be able to be subjected to the justice system after they are no longer in office. 

The Supreme Court currently has three conservatives who had been nominated to the court by former President Donald Trump. These are Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch. However, the verdict of the court could cut against the claims that the presumptive Republican nominee should not be prosecuted at all. 

This is going to be the first time that the justices have taken to the bench to consider any appeal that is related to the four criminal indictments filed against former President Trump last year. Their decision could potentially impact whether several of these cases will ever reach a jury or whether the cases will be dismissed. 

Trump’s critics have argued that a ruling supporting Trump’s argument is going to be changing the fabric of power in the country and would provide too much power to the president both when in office and when leaving office.

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