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‘A big victory for the Constitution’: Former US President Donald Trump hails Supreme Court’s ‘immunity’ decision – vopbuzz


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Former US President Donald Trump welcomed the latest decision Supreme Court The fact that former presidents have absolute immunity for their official actions has been described as “a great gain for the Constitution and democracy.”
The US Supreme Court later left the decision to lower courts to see how the ruling would affect the case against Trump, as he faces charges over his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots and his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, Sky News reported.
The former president was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to oppose Americans’ right to vote, and corruptly obstructing an official proceeding. Despite being charged, Trump has pleaded not guilty. Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Trump expressed his gratitude on social media, saying he was “proud to be an American.”
The decision is significant because it is the first time the Supreme Court has addressed the issue of immunity from prosecution for a former president. But the justices were divided. Three liberal justices dissented, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor slammed the decision. “Today’s decision to grant immunity to former presidents reshapes the institution of the presidency. It makes a mockery of the principle that underlies our Constitution and our system of government: that no man is above the law,” Sotomayor wrote. “In every exercise of official power, the president is now a king above the law. I dissent out of concern for our democracy,” she continued.
Former attorney general Eric Holder also voiced his concerns, calling the decision “absurd and dangerous” and saying, “Our democracy has been gravely wounded.”
Trump’s legal team has argued that he is immune from prosecution for actions he took while serving as president. They argued that his role at the time should have shielded him from legal consequences. Special Counsel Jack Smith, who brought charges against Trump in August of last year, countered that view by insisting that “no one is above the law.”
A trial was initially scheduled to begin on March 4, but the immunity ruling has caused delays and a trial date has not yet been set. The Supreme Court’s referral of the case to lower courts could extend those delays even further. Upcoming presidential election The likelihood that any trial on these charges will be concluded before the November 5 election is diminishing.
Trump still faces three criminal charges. Special Counsel Jack Smith is heading two federal investigations into Trump, both of which have resulted in criminal charges. The Washington case focuses on Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, while the Florida case involves mishandling classified documents. Another case in Georgia involves Trump’s actions following his 2020 election defeat.
Trump insists the lawsuits against him are political attempts to block his return to the White House.
Trump, 78, became the first former president to be convicted of a crime in May when he pleaded guilty to falsifying business records to conceal hush money paid to an adult film actress during the 2016 presidential election. Stormy DanielsHe claimed that he had sexual relations with her, a claim that Trump has denied.
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