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Supreme Court Judges Argue On Trump's Immunity Case- Is It Over For Him?

On Thursday, a groundbreaking argument among top justices took place inside the Supreme Court over Trump’s immunity case. It seems the justices are “okay” with the idea of providing shields for the Presidents against actions taken during their time in office.

For the first time in history, a former American President is on the verge of being declared a federal criminal. As the former President is on the run to defend himself against 4 criminal acts, his attorneys have appealed to the Supreme Court for “absolute immunity” for the defendant.

Trump’s defense attorneys claim that all of the allegations against the ex-president were actions taken while serving the country and that the Republican candidate should not be blackmailed for his controversial decisions.

As expected, the jury was divided as Sotomayor raised concerns, saying, “Could a president be criminally charged for ordering the assassination of a political rival.”

On the contrary, Sauer asked whether there can be a presidency as we know it if the President is threatened to be convicted for some of his controversial decisions.

"Once our nation crosses this Rubicon, every future president will face de facto blackmail and extortion while in office and will be harassed by politically motivated prosecution after leaving office over his most sensitive and controversial decisions," Sauer added. “From 1789 to 2023, no former, or current, president faced criminal charges for his official acts — for good reason," they wrote in a filing last month. "The president cannot function, and the presidency itself cannot retain its vital independence if the president faces criminal prosecution for official acts once he leaves office."

After a narrow 6 to 3 vote, the Justices decided to send the case to lower courts to determine whether Trump’s actions during the 2020 election signaled his intention to subvert the transfer of power or merely a candidate’s personal attempt to win. All of them agreed that while partial immunity can be granted, Presidents should not be left to practice their power unchecked.

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