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    Supreme Court Does Not Rule on Trump Immunity As Jan. 6th Case ‘Remains Frozen’

    By Zachary Leeman,

    29 days ago

    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

    The Supreme Court did not rule on Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity on Friday, leaving the highly consequential case “frozen.”

    “With no Supreme Court decision today, the USA v Donald Trump case remains frozen in DC. Docket hasn’t budged since Feb 6,” CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane wrote on X following the court releasing rulings, none of which included Trump’s case.

    The court did release a reversal on a Trump-era ban on bump stocks in a 6-3 decision.

    The Supreme Court Justices heard arguments on immunity on April 25. The former president has repeatedly claimed he is immune from prosecution for any actions taken while he was president. He was recently convicted on more than 30 felony counts in a Manhattan hush money case, where the judge had previously denied a request to delay the trial until the Supreme Court ruled on immunity.

    Trump argued in April posts to Truth Social that a president cannot “function” without complete immunity.

    “Without presidential immunity, the president cannot function, as his political opponents will blackmail and extort him with the threat of wrongful persecution at every turn, including when he leaves office,” he claimed .

    The immunity case would cover some of the former president’s legal woes, including charges based on his actions after the 2020 presidential election and during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He’s facing four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding.

    The Supreme Court agreed to rule on Trump’s claim of immunity against the charges back in February. Special Counsel Jack Smith , who is leading the election subversion case, had requested an immediate ruling from the court so a trial could move forward before November’s election.

    The next opinions from the Supreme Court will be released June 20.

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