/ 01 March 2024

Trump appeals to the top court

Image source: Flickr
Image source: Flickr

The US Supreme Court will decide whether former President Donald Trump can claim immunity against prosecution over his alleged role in the riots on the Capitol. You can read about those charges here, but they’re considered some of the most serious criminal charges he’s facing. A federal trial for that case was due to kick off this month, but it’s been delayed twice. Trump welcomed the Supreme Court’s intervention yesterday, saying without immunity, presidents will always be “paralysed by the prospect of wrongful prosecution”. The court will hear arguments the week starting 22 April – but there are questions over whether it’ll be wrapped up before this year’s presidential election. Whatever happens, reports say it’ll play a big part in what happens in November. And with immigration a big issue, both Trump and President Joe Biden will visit the Mexico border today.

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