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US Supreme Court Considers Trump's Immunity

US Supreme Court Considers Trump's Immunity

As of: February 29, 2024 2:50 am

The US Supreme Court wants to deal with former President Trump's immunity. That means the main case against the Republican Party is on hold for the time being. At the same time, Trump has threatened more trouble in Illinois.

The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider former President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry. The court said it would answer the question of “the extent to which a former president is immune from criminal prosecution for conduct allegedly related to official acts during his term of office.” The court adjourned the hearing to April 22.

In light of this review, Trump's trial on charges of fraud in the 2020 election, originally scheduled for March 4, will be put on hold for the time being, the justices said.

In early February, a federal appeals court rejected Trump's request, leading to a trial of the former president's efforts to reverse his election loss to incumbent President Joe Biden in 2020.

Trump's Many Legal Troubles

Trump, who is considered the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in November, is now facing further problems with the judiciary. He was fined $350 million in a New York civil trial last week. Get the cheapest Get terms from banks and insurance companies. Four criminal charges were filed against Trump last year.

Trump wants to challenge President Biden in the November presidential election and, based on the primaries so far, has a good chance of being re-nominated by Republicans. With the November 5th presidential election, everything is now boiling down to another fight between Biden and Trump.

Trump also threatens to ban voting in Illinois

However, at the same time, it was announced on Wednesday that after being excluded from the primaries in Colorado and Maine, Trump will now also be excluded from the Republican primary in Illinois. Due to his role in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, Cook County Judge Tracy Porter ruled that Trump should not run. However, their decision has been postponed pending an expected appeal by the former US president.

The judge's decision was in favor of Illinois voters, who argued that the former president should be barred from the March 19 primary and November 5 congressional elections because he violated the sedition clause in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With this, Trump will no longer be allowed to hold US office. Trump has denied the incitement charge. He and his allies talk of a conspiracy to prevent him from returning to the White House.