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Trump v US: SCOTUS likely to determine presidents get ‘some amount’ of immunity, experts say

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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The Supreme Court is set to consider arguably the highest-profile cases of the term Thursday to determine whether former President Trump can claim presidential immunity against criminal charges brought by the Biden Justice Department.

Special Counsel Jack Smith, who brought charges against Trump following his investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and Trump's alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election result, argued in briefs submitted to the high court that "presidents are not above the law."

Trump's legal team conversely argued, "A denial of criminal immunity would incapacitate every...

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