Trump Isn’t Immune from Lawsuit Alleging He’s Liable for Jan. 6 Insurrection, Appeals Court Unanimously Affirms

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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Donald Trump does not have presidential immunity from a lawsuit alleging he is liable for damages suffered by a U.S. Capitol Police officer on Jan. 6, 2021, a federal appeals panel ruled in a unanimous order issued Friday.

"When a first-term President opts to seek a second term, his campaign to win re-election is not an official presidential act. The Office of the Presidency as an institution is agnostic about who will occupy it next. And campaigning to gain that office is not an official act of the office," D.C....

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