Former President Trump’s HUGE Supreme Court Win Explained

( – Former President Donald Trump is facing multiple legal challenges ranging from inciting a violent mob on January 6, 2021, to trying to overturn the 2020 election. He has maintained throughout the cases that he is protected by presidential immunity and took that argument all the way to the Supreme Court. On July 1, the justices issued their decision on the matter, and it was considered a big win for Trump.

On July 1, the conservative majority on the high court ruled that any acts committed in an official capacity are immune from prosecution. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the concurring opinion, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett also issuing a concurring opinion that differed on one point: “A president facing prosecution may challenge the constitutionality of a criminal statute as applied to official acts alleged in the indictment,” however, she also noted that “If that challenge fails, however, he must stand trial.” In that respect, she agreed with a portion of Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent. Roberts’ opinion stated any presidential acts committed while in office couldn’t be presented as evidence of a crime. Coney Barrett believed that went too far.

In issuing its decision, the Supreme Court returned the case at hand — the January 6 case — to the lower court to determine which acts Trump committed in an official capacity and are, therefore, protected and which were not and, thus, are not immune from prosecution. The SCOTUS did not rule on whether the former president’s actions that day were protected.

However, Trump lauded the decision as a win. He said the “historic decision” should end all of the cases he’s currently facing. His sentencing for the hush-money case, in which he was found guilty of 34 felony charges of falsifying business reports to hide payments to an adult film star, was also pushed back to September in light of the high court’s decision.

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