The US Supreme Court rules that Trump is partially immune for official acts

The US Supreme Court rules that Trump is partially immune for official acts

The United States Supreme Court has made a landmark decision, ruling that former presidents have immunity from prosecution for certain actions taken while in office. In a 6-3 decision, the court recognized that ex-presidents are shielded from criminal charges for actions within their constitutional authority. However, the court clarified that this immunity does not extend to actions taken in a private capacity.

This decision has significant implications for former President Donald Trump, who has been seeking to shield himself from criminal charges related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The court’s ruling sets a precedent for how ex-presidents can be held accountable for their actions while in office.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC on the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision. Professor Claire Finkelstein from the University of Pennsylvania provides expert analysis on the latest updates.

This ruling highlights the importance of upholding the rule of law and ensuring accountability for those in positions of power. The decision will have far-reaching consequences for future administrations and the protection of democracy in the United States.

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