/ 03 July 2024

A supremely controversial decision


The US Supreme Court’s decision to grant former/potential President Donald Trump immunity over some of his actions while in the top job has been labelled a “dangerous precedent” by current President Joe Biden. That was echoed by one of the 3 dissenting judges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who says her colleagues have made the role of president “a king above the law”. Legal experts also expressed concerns about the ruling’s implications saying in the extreme, it could enable presidents to assassinate political rivals without consequence. And it’s already having an impact with Trump’s lawyers successfully arguing to have his hush money conviction sentencing delayed while they work out how the ruling could impact his case. Overnight, Judge Juan Merchan set a new sentencing date of 18 September. No wonder this week is being called the ultimate “summer bump” to Trump’s election campaign

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