Trump's Supreme Court Filing Argues For 'Absolute Immunity'

By Daniel Walker | March 27, 2024

Criminal immunity

Donald Trump's lawyers argued before the Supreme Court that as a former president, he has absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for any official acts taken while in office. 

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They claim criminal immunity arises directly from separation of powers and that the courts cannot sit in judgment over a president's official acts. 

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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on April 25, 2024, regarding the immunity of former President Donald Trump from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office. This case has significant implications for the balance of power between the presidency and the justice system.