SCOTUS Immunity Ruling Further Delays Trump Trial In Jack Smith’s DC Lawfare

Source: The Federalist
by Brianna Lyman

“The Biden Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawfare against former President Donald Trump hit a massive roadblock Monday after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that presidents have ‘absolute immunity’ for ‘actions within his conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority’ and ‘at least presumptive immunity’ for all ‘official acts.’ The high court remanded several questions relating to the case against Trump back to the lower court to determine whether they constitute an official act, further delaying Special Counsel Jack Smith’s attempt to have a preelection trial. … The Supreme Court also ruled that immunity does not extend ‘to conduct in areas where his authority is shared with Congress.’ Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, offered guidance for distinguishing between official and unofficial acts, such as prohibiting courts from inquiring ‘into the President’s motives.'” (07/01/24)