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The US Supreme Court decided that Trump may have immunity

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul2,2024

The US Supreme Court decided that Trump may have immunity

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that presidential candidate Donald Trump can claim immunity from prosecution for some actions he took in the final days of his presidency.

Specifically, this is the case about the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. This is reported by CNN.

It is noted that this decision is likely to further delay the trial on charges of Trump's attempt to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election.

The Supreme Court ruling is overturned a February decision by a federal appeals court that found Trump does not enjoy immunity for crimes he committed during his presidency to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election.

— We conclude that in our constitutional structure of the separation of powers, the nature of presidential power requires that an ex-president have some immunity from prosecution for official acts committed while in office— said Chief Justice John Roberts.

He added that presidents do need immunity for their “official acts”.

For his part, Trump welcomed the Supreme Court's decision on presidential immunity. calling it a great “victory for the US Constitution and democracy.”

BAGNET recalls that in March 2024, the US Supreme Court ruled that Trump should be kept on the ballot in state of Colorado.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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