Supreme Court Won’t Expedite Special Counsel’s Request to Review Trump’s Immunity Claims, Leaving it to Lower Courts for Now
The denial means it won’t skip over the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which could push back the trial.
The Supreme Court denied Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to hear the case on former President Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity.
This case is about Trump supposedly obstructing and overturning the 2020 election.
Trump claims he has presidential immunity, protecting him from prosecution for any acts that happened when in office.
The D.C. Circuit will weigh in on the case before it comes to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court did not offer an explanation: “The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied.”
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan paused almost all proceedings concerning former President Donald Trump’s election interference case in D.C. as the courts above her decide on his claim that he has presidential immunity.
Special Counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court to expedite a review of Trump’s claims of presidential immunity.
Smith claimed, “Given the weighty and consequential character of the constitutional questions at stake, only this Court can provide the definitive and final resolution.”
Smith wants the trial top start on time, March 4, but he’s worried going through the process put in place would delay the trial.
However: “The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has its own expedited briefing schedule and Jan. 9 oral arguments on the calendar to tackle the same set of questions.”DONATE
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