Donald Trump’s presidential immunity claim gets sceptical reception at appeals court
The article discusses a federal appeals court ruling that Donald Trump isn’t immune from prosecution for alleged crimes during his presidency, particularly regarding the January 6 insurrection. While seen as a victory for accountability, it’s noted that the timing of the ruling could aid Trump’s strategy to delay proceedings beyond Election Day. The Supreme Court’s refusal to directly review Trump’s immunity claim is criticized for potentially prolonging the trial. Trump’s legal team can still delay the process further through various tactics, possibly extending it into mid-summer or later. Pre-trial activities for the January 6 case are on hold pending the immunity claims’ resolution. The potential impact on the election, with voters potentially unaware of Trump’s guilt or innocence, is highlighted. The article emphasizes the importance of the Supreme Court’s role in ensuring accountability and the rule of law.
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