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SCOTUS Rules that Trump Has Partial Immunity for “Official Acts” in Jan. 6 Case

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 1, 2024 ~ In a complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that former President Donald Trump has some presidential immunity for “official acts” in his federal election interference case, leaving many politicians and SCOTUS dissenters fuming over the implications of the decision.

The court did rule that “unofficial acts” are not protected from being used in criminal prosecutions, though the court asked the lower courts to determine what qualifies as official and unofficial acts. The dissenting judges issued strong condemnations of the ruling, including Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said, “The relationship between the president and the people he serves has shifted irrevocably. In every use of official power, the president is now a king above the law.


July 1, 2024 ~ This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that presidents have partial immunity. Richard Friedman, a law professor at The University of Michigan, breaks down the ruling with Tom Jordan.