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What the Supreme Court immunity ruling means for Donald Trump

2 July 2024

5:21 PM

2 July 2024

5:21 PM

Yesterday, reviewing last week’s Supreme Court decisions, I noted that the court would probably issue its final opinion of the season, on the question of presidential immunity.

So it turned out to be. Yesterday, Trump v. United States dropped. For the first time, the Court pondered the question, ‘Does a president have immunity from prosecution?’ or, to use the language of the opinion, ‘Whether and if so to what extent does a former president enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.

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