Law Professor Sends Bad News to Trump Surrounding Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Ahead

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Former President Donald Trump finds himself at the center of a legal storm as the U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision to hear his argument for presidential immunity in the face of an election fraud case in Washington, D.C. Legal experts, however, remain skeptical about the merit of Trump’s claim.

Greg Germain, a law professor at Syracuse University, opined that the Supreme Court is unlikely to consider Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election result as a “core” presidential activity.

He emphasized that while a president should be immune from certain official acts, personal gains and actions unrelated to official duties shouldn’t be shielded.

The trial judge, Tanya Chutkan, and the Washington appellate court have already dismissed Trump’s presidential immunity argument, setting the stage for a potentially groundbreaking Supreme Court decision.

According to Newsweek on Thursday, February 29, Stephen Gillers, a law professor at New York University, anticipates the Court’s refusal and predicts Trump’s election fraud trial could commence as early as July.

Gillers, however, remains torn on the necessity of the Supreme Court’s involvement. He acknowledges the scholarly importance of defining the scope of a president’s criminal immunity but also underscores the public’s keen interest in a swift resolution.

With an [oral] argument scheduled for the week of April 22, Gillers envisions a decision by Memorial Day, allowing for pretrial proceedings in June and a trial in July.

The legal expert contends that Trump’s arguments for presidential immunity are “exceedingly weak.”

He suspects Trump’s true motive is to delay the election subversion trial until after the 2024 presidential election.

This sentiment aligns with the concerns of many who fear a potential impact on the political landscape.

The Supreme Court’s order indicates a pivotal question to be addressed: “Whether and if so to what extent does a former president enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.”

This question will shape the legal landscape and potentially influence future investigations into presidential conduct.

Meanwhile, Trump faces additional federal charges related to retaining classified papers after leaving office and obstructing authorities’ efforts to reclaim them.

The former president, who remains the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential race, has pleaded not guilty to all charges, vehemently denying any wrongdoing.

As the legal saga unfolds, the nation awaits a landmark Supreme Court decision that could set precedents for the boundaries of presidential immunity and impact the trajectory of Trump’s political future.

 

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