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Supreme Court appears likely to side with Trump on some presidential immunity

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2024
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Supreme Court, Presidential Immunity, Donald Trump
William Hennessy

The Supreme Court on Thursday appeared skeptical of a ruling by a federal appeals court that rejected former President Donald Trump’s claim that he has absolute immunity from criminal charges based on his official acts as president. During more than two-and-a-half hours of oral argument, some of the court’s conservative justices expressed concern about the prospect that, if former presidents do not have immunity, federal criminal laws could be used to target political opponents. However, the justices left open the prospect that Trump’s trial in Washington, D.C., could still go...

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