The nine judges of the Supreme Court will have to rule on the criminal immunity of Donald Trump.
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In this appeal, Donald Trump's lawyers demand the annulment of the appeal decision. They also ask the Supreme Court, pending whether or not it accepts to take up this appeal, to suspend it.
Donald Trump's defense claimed absolute immunity for his actions committed while he was in the White House.
We cannot accept that the presidential office places its former holders above the law forever, wrote the three appeal judges in their unanimous decision, confirming that pronounced in December at first instance by Judge Chutkan.
For the purposes of this criminal case, former President Trump became Citizen Trump, with the same protections as any other defendant. But any immunity under the executive power, which could have protected him when he was president in office, no longer protects him against these prosecutions.
A quote from Extract from the decision of three judges of a federal appeals court
Aimed by four separate criminal charges, the big favorite in the Republican primaries for the November presidential election is seeking its multiple appeals to go to trial as late as possible.