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Ex-federal judge ‘profoundly disturbed’ by SCOTUS entertaining Trump’s total immunity claim

When the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments on former President Donald Trump’s claim of absolute broad immunity from criminal liability on Thursday, legal experts opined that Republican-appointed justices seemed overly sympathetic to Trump’s side. And on Saturday, the New Republic’s Greg Sargent wrote that retired federal judge Judge J. Michael […]

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Supreme Court will have ‘signed its own death warrant’ by ruling in Trump’s favor: analysis

The U.S. Supreme Court spent much of Thursday, April 25 listening to opposing oral arguments in Donald Trump’s absolute immunity case. The former president claims that because he enjoyed absolute immunity from criminal prosecution when he was in the White House, Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith’s election interference indictment is illegitimate and needs […]

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‘Framers would be rolling over’: Historian explains ‘absurdity’ of Trump’s immunity claim

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has documented the lives and acts of numerous American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, both Roosevelts and Richard Nixon, among others. But she said former President Donald Trump’s insistence on having absolute broad criminal immunity for all acts in office is simply “unprecedented.” During a […]

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‘Unhinged’: More than a dozen far-right groups urge SCOTUS to give Trump absolute immunity

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will be hearing oral arguments both in favor of and against former President Donald Trump’s claim of absolute broad presidential immunity in less than a month. And a significant number of groups have already submitted arguments to the Court asking that justices grant it. According to Daily […]

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Ex-prosecutor: SCOTUS ‘lollygagging’ on Trump immunity aids ‘denigration of legal system’

In less than a month, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear arguments from both sides on former President Donald Trump’s claim of absolute broad criminal immunity from actions taken as president. One former federal prosecutor is arguing that SCOTUS is aiding and abetting Trump’s goal of circumventing the rule of law. […]