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Graham predicts Supreme Court will send Trump presidential immunity case to lower courts

Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) predicted Sunday that the Supreme Court will send former President Trump’s immunity case back to lower courts. “Well, I think the courts will find that presidential privilege exists for President Trump, just like any other president, but you also have to fall within the qualifications of a president. What kind of […]

Justice Alito Presses Smith’s Team on Claim That Former Presidents Lack Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Justice Samuel Alito sparred with government lawyers Thursday during oral arguments, with a majority of Supreme Court justices saying President Donald Trump enjoys a level of immunity that lasts beyond his term. I sympathized with the arguments of former President Trump’s lawyer. Alito pressed government lawyer Michael Dreven on the government’s argument […]

Court should not grant Trump any broad-scale ‘immunity’

Several Supreme Court justices yesterday seemed disturbingly open to far too wide a scope of supposed presidential immunity from criminal prosecution. Almost nothing in the actual text of the Constitution provides for such immunity. At oral argument in Trump v. United States, Justice Clarence Thomas asked the right question of Trump’s attorney, John Sauer: “Could […]

Jonathan Turley Says Alvin Bragg Is Making Trump’s Immunity Case ‘For Him’

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Thursday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg helped former President Donald Trump make his case for immunity. New York Judge Juan Merchan ordered Trump to attend the trial regarding a $130,000 payout to porn star Stormy Daniels, meaning he cannot attend the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on […]

A historic day at the Supreme Court: 6 things to know about Trump’s immunity argument

The Supreme Court appears poised to grant former President Trump at least some protection from criminal prosecution Thursday after hearing two hours of arguments from lawyers and prosecutors. Here are six things you need to know about the historic day in court. Judges were wary of blanket immunity claims Justices from both ideological camps expressed […]

Supreme Court Looked Like ‘Partisan Hacks’ During Trump Immunity Argument

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) told CNN’s “The Read” Thursday that the Supreme Court ruled against “partisan hacking” during oral arguments on Donald Trump’s immunity claim. He said he had acted like this. “Today, law enforcement officials expressed skepticism about President Trump’s claim that he has complete immunity for anything he does in his official capacity,” […]

Former Presidents Have Some Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A majority of the Supreme Court justices sympathized with attorney Donald Trump’s argument that the president enjoys a degree of immunity that lasts beyond his term. The court heard oral arguments on whether Trump is immune from prosecution on charges of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, as special […]

McConnell argues against presidential immunity for criminal prosecution

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been granted immunity from criminal prosecution for actions the president took while in office as the Supreme Court hears arguments on issues related to former President Trump. He said he doesn’t think it should be done. asked on thursday NBC News “Meet the Press” interview According to Kristen […]