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Supreme Court Doesn't Rule on Trump's Immunity Claims

By    |   Friday, 14 June 2024 12:57 PM EDT

One of former President Donald Trump's criminal cases remains "frozen" as a result of the Supreme Court not ruling on his claims of presidential immunity Friday.

CBS News correspondent Scott McFarlane posted on X: "With no Supreme Court decision today, the USA v Donald Trump case remains frozen in DC. Docket hasn't budged since Feb 6."

Trump was charged with conspiring to defraud the United States, corruptly obstructing an official proceeding and conspiring to do so, and conspiring against the right of Americans to vote.

Reuters noted that Trump's lawyers had told the court justices in a filing that a former president has "absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for his official acts."

In a filing, special counsel Jack Smith had urged the justices to reject Trump's bid for immunity from prosecution on the principle that "no person is above the law."

Trump had claimed in April that a president cannot "function" without complete immunity, according to Mediaite.

"Without presidential immunity, the president cannot function, as his political opponents will blackmail and extort him with the threat of wrongful persecution at every turn, including when he leaves office," he said.

In a CBS News/YouGov poll released Thursday, 62% of respondents said Trump should not have immunity or actions taken as president; 38% said he should.

Mediaite reported the next opinions from the Supreme Court will be released Thursday.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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