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Trump’s criminal immunity will be debated by the Supreme Court on April 25.

By b0oua Mar 7, 2024

According to the calendar for the month of April that was issued on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States has allocated the 25th of April for the purpose of holding debates on the issue of criminal immunity that Donald Trump has invoked in his capacity as a former national president.

On February 28, the highest court in the country made the decision to take up this problem, which further postponed the federal trial of the former president who attempted to fraudulently overturn the results of the election that took place in 2020.

In spite of the fact that he is the subject of four distinct criminal cases, the presumed Republican nominee for the presidential election in November is making various appeals in an effort to delay the hearing of his case until as late as possible, preferably after the election.

In the beginning, his trial for unlawful attempts to reverse the results of the election that was won by Democrat Joe Biden was scheduled to begin on March 4th. At the same time, however, the entire process was put on hold while the courts deliberated on the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is entitled to criminal immunity.

The decision to deny this criminal immunity was handed down by a federal appeals court on February 6. As a result, Donald Trump petitioned the Supreme Court in an effort to have this ruling put on hold.

The special prosecutor Jack Smith, who is currently conducting an investigation into the matter, has, on the other hand, requested the Supreme Court to deny this plea for suspension. In addition to this, he suggested that she not bring up the matter, but in the event that she did, she should establish a more expedited schedule.

Donald Trump was partially satisfied with the Supreme Court’s judgment since it did not allow the appeal ruling to take effect until it had made a decision regarding itself.

On the other hand, she complies with the request of the special prosecutor for an earlier deadline by arranging the debates to take place during “the week of April 22.”

On the other hand, the majority of legal and political observers consider the decision of the Supreme Court to be a victory for Donald Trump’s tactic of postponing the trial. This is because the decision further decreases the likelihood that the trial will take place before the presidential election, even if the nine justices decide to reject his immunity.

Additionally, it is anticipated that his federal trial in Florida, which was slated to begin on May 20 and is also being investigated by special prosecutor Jack Smith, would be postponed for a number of months. The trial is being planned for his alleged careless handling of sensitive documents.

The team representing Jack Smith put out the idea of starting the trial on July 8 as a new date last week.

The attorneys for Donald Trump, although maintaining their resistance to a trial “before the end of the 2024 presidential election,” did cite the date of August 12; nonetheless, they proposed to the court that they wait until the Supreme Court has made a decision about the criminal immunity that their client is claiming.

Once he is inaugurated in January 2025, he will have the ability to set a halt to the federal proceedings that are being brought against him if he is elected again.

By b0oua

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