Supreme Court Snubs Jack Smith: What's Next For The Legal Battle?

By Daniel Walker | March 26, 2024

Oral arguments

The Supreme Court rejected a request to fast-track arguments on whether Donald Trump has federal prosecution immunity for alleged crimes committed while in office, likely delaying his trial.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in April on former President Trump’s claim of immunity in the January 6 criminal investigation. This delay effectively pushes the federal case out until a ruling in June at the earliest.

Trump was indicted

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The case of Trump v. United States is scheduled for late April 2024. This case revolves around the question of whether former President Donald Trump can be tried on criminal charges for allegedly conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump was indicted in August 2023 on four counts arising from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the U.S. Capitol.