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Trump immunity request puts Supreme Court in crosshairs

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2023
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Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Presidential Immunity
Illustration / Courtney Jones; Greg Nash

The Supreme Court must decide if they will immediately weigh in on whether President Trump is immune from criminal prosecution for his actions on and preceding Jan. 6, putting the justices front and center in a pivotal election-year battle. 

Calls by Democrats for Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from the decision are already being made, underscoring the court having to take up a thorny political issue — something its chief justice does not want his legacy to hinge on.

There’s also the matter of Trump himself, as well as the timing...

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