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Legal Development: US Supreme Court Rejects Fast-Tracking Donald Trump's Presidential Immunity Appeal for Now

US Supreme Court delays ruling on Trump's "presidential immunity," impacting trial schedule, legal strategy, and potential appeal options

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  • 23, Dec, 2023
Sarthak Varshney
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Legal Development: US Supreme Court Rejects Fast-Tracking Donald Trump's Presidential Immunity Appeal for Now

The US Supreme Court has declined to expedite a ruling on Donald Trump's "presidential immunity" defence, deferring the decision until an appeals court reviews the case. The court's move is seen as a significant victory for Trump, the leading candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Trump is facing charges of conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results. The court's refusal comes as a setback for special counsel Jack Smith, who sought a swift and "definitive" decision on whether Trump can claim immunity for alleged crimes committed while in office. The trial is currently scheduled for March 4, 2024. The court's decision allows Trump to continue his strategy of delaying the trial, including an extended legal battle over the immunity question. Trump's legal team has argued for a delay until after the next year's election, citing the former president's "absolute immunity" from prosecution for acts during his time in the White House. The immunity claim was rejected by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan on December 1, asserting that a former president doesn't have a "lifelong 'get-out-of-jail-free' pass." Despite the setback, both sides retain the option to appeal an eventual ruling by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court. The court's move underscores the complexity and significance of the immunity issue, emphasizing the need for a thorough and deliberate legal process. The Colorado Supreme Court, which recently ruled that Trump is constitutionally barred from running for office due to his involvement in an insurrection, has put its decision on hold until January 4, awaiting any potential appeal to the US Supreme Court. Trump's lawyers have committed to seeking Supreme Court review in response to the Colorado ruling.

अमेरिकी सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने फिलहाल डोनाल्ड ट्रंप की राष्ट्रपति पद के लिए छूट संबंधी अपील को खारिज कर दिया

Sarthak Varshney

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