SCOTUS Schedules Date To Hear Trump Case

SCOTUS Schedules Date To Hear Trump Case

( – The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on Donald Trump’s Presidential immunity claim on April 25. Trump’s attorneys argue that he is immune from prosecution by Special Counsel Jack Smith, who has charged the former President with election interference. Two lower courts have already rejected the Trump defense, and according to a report from CNBC, it could take months for the Supreme Court to deliver its decision. Smith urged the Court to expedite their ruling in December, but the Court refused and sent the case to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which ruled against Trump and sent it back to the Supreme Court.

The Appeals court rejected Trump’s immunity argument, saying it cannot accept that the Presidency “places its former occupants above the law,” as this would “collapse our system of separated powers.”

Trump’s team says “hypotheticals” provide fodder for the media and noted that no prior President has been prosecuted for official acts.

The Supreme Court, which contains three Trump appointees, recently ruled in his favor when he appealed Colorado’s Supreme Court ruling that found him liable for the January 6, 2021, disorder in Washington and said this disqualified him from office under the terms of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which prohibits people taking high office if they have engaged in insurrection.

The Supreme Court overturned the Colorado decision, saying individual states do not have the power to remove a Presidential candidate from the ballot, but did not address whether the former President was guilty of insurrection. The ruling also prevents other states, including Maine and Illinois, from excluding Trump after both states followed Colorado’s example and attempted to disqualify him.

Celebrating the victory at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, Trump said the Court’s decision will help bring Americans back together.

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