U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump immunity on June 28

Trump Immunity Ruling

Upcoming Supreme Court Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to deliver a crucial ruling on Donald Trump‘s immunity from prosecution in connection to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Legal experts anticipate that a significant portion of the Department of Justice’s case against Trump will stand. Constitutional Law Fellow Mathew Seligman from Stanford Law School highlighted that the Supreme Court is unlikely to grant immunity to a President for any actions during office.

Supreme Court Proceedings

During the April hearings, lasting around 2-1/2 hours, Justices questioned Trump’s claim of “absolute immunity” for actions taken while in office. Even conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed skepticism about the extent of presidential immunity.

Composition of the Supreme Court

With a 6-3 conservative majority, the Supreme Court has shown concerns regarding presidential immunity, especially for less severe offenses. However, the exact outcome of the ruling remains uncertain, given the debates around presidential powers.

Expert Legal Analysis

Law Professor Richard Painter from the University of Minnesota and Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer weighed in on the matter, emphasizing that the President does not have the authority to claim election fraud to contest election results. He expressed doubt that the court would rule in Trump’s favor regarding the specific criminal charges he faces.

Challenging Charges

In a bid to secure immunity from four election-related criminal charges and pave the way for his return to the White House, Trump appealed after lower courts rejected his immunity plea. His argument revolves around the timing of the alleged offenses, which occurred during his presidential tenure.

(With Reuters Inputs)

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