SCOTUS splits disgraced former president’s immunity claim baby

Source: The Daily Beast

“The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision on Monday that President Donald Trump enjoys at least some immunity from criminal prosecution. And while the conservative justices did not agree with the former president’s broader definition of immunity, they still largely left him off the hook. ‘Trump asserts a far broader immunity than the limited one the Court recognizes, contending that the indictment must be dismissed because the Impeachment Judgment Clause requires that impeachment and Senate conviction precede a President’s criminal prosecution,’ Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion. The decision effectively kicks the question back down to the Washington D.C. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan to hear arguments over what constitutes an official act by the former president.” (07/01/24)