Supreme Court to Rule on Trump’s Immunity in 2020 Election Overturn Attempt

The United States Supreme Court is set to determine whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for his efforts to contest the 2020 election outcome, amidst claims of immunity for actions he argues were part of his presidential duties. Scheduled to hear the case in April, the court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, is expected to deliver a verdict by June’s end.

Previously, a U.S. Court of Appeals panel dismissed Trump’s claims of blanket immunity. This landmark case has reached the Supreme Court, considered a strategic win for Trump, potentially delaying his trial until after the November presidential election.

Trump expressed his approval of the decision on Truth Social, arguing that the absence of immunity could leave presidents vulnerable to unfounded prosecutions and retaliatory actions post-tenure.

Last year, Trump faced charges including witness tampering and conspiracy to defraud the U.S., related to his attempts to overturn his election defeat to Joe Biden. Special counsel Jack Smith, leading the charge, advocated for a trial within the year. Following the Supreme Court’s initial refusal to expedite the case in January, the appeals court in Washington took it up, ultimately ruling against Trump’s immunity claim earlier this month.