Supreme Court To Take Up Major Trump Case

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( – The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the presidential immunity case brought forward by former President Donald Trump on April 25. Last week, the country’s high court agreed that they would be looking into whether or not Trump was immune from prosecution in the election interference case filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith. This move is going to help fast-track the appeal. 

The high court is expected to conclude by late June. Until the matter of presidential immunity has been handled, the criminal trial is going to be put on hold. 

Trump and his legal team have been pushing for the Supreme Court to examine the presidential immunity case arguing that if the President’s prosecution is upheld then the future will be full of such sections which will lead to the country entering “destructive cycles of recrimination.” 

The request further argued that criminal prosecution would lead to the president facing more stigma and harsher penalties than a civil case would. They further point out that the possibility of the President being prosecuted by politically opposed administrations is going to cloud all of the official acts taken by the future president, especially when it comes to decisions that have levels of political controversy. 

Smith previously brought four charges against former President Donald Trump in connection with his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. These include conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights.

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