Trump's Explosive Supreme Court Brief Claims Former Presidents Are Immune

By Daniel Walker | March 27, 2024

Presidents are immune

Former President Donald Trump's legal team has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing for near-total immunity from criminal prosecution for actions taken while in office.

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The filing, which asserts that the "long history of not prosecuting" former presidents demonstrates the absence of the power to do so, has ignited intense legal discourse and heightened anticipation for the court's impending ruling.

Trump's attorneys

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In the 51-page filing, Trump's attorneys underscore the historical precedent of not prosecuting former presidents for their official acts, emphasizing the vital independence of the presidency and the potential ramifications of subjecting a former president to criminal prosecution.