Jack Smith requests SCOTUS rule on Trump immunity

by ian

The Supreme Court may soon weigh in on the question of presidential immunity when it comes to Donald Trump’s federal election interference case.

Yesterday, the court agreed to consider Special Counsel Jack Smith’s petition on an expedited basis. Back in October, Trump’s legal team tried to dismiss the election case, claiming Trump has “absolute immunity” from prosecution over actions taken while serving as president.

That motion was rejected by D.C. District Judge Tanya Chutkan at the time. But Trump has since appealed the request.

Smith is asking the Supreme Court to skip the appeals process, fearing this could create delays extending the trial beyond the 2024 election. An answer is expected by the 20th.