Trump granted partial immunity by US Supreme Court | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

Trump granted partial immunity by US Supreme Court | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

In a landmark 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled that former President Donald Trump is entitled to partial immunity from prosecution for certain official actions taken while in office. The ruling sets a significant precedent for future cases involving the legal accountability of sitting presidents.

The decision comes after years of legal battles and debates over the extent of a president’s immunity from criminal prosecution. The majority opinion, written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, argued that allowing for the prosecution of a sitting president for official actions could interfere with the executive branch’s ability to carry out its duties effectively.

The ruling has sparked controversy and debate among legal experts and political commentators. Critics of the decision argue that it sets a dangerous precedent by giving presidents too much immunity from legal actions, while supporters maintain that it is necessary to protect the functioning of the presidency.

The decision is likely to have far-reaching implications for future cases involving presidential immunity and the limits of executive power. As the legal and political landscape continues to evolve, the ruling will undoubtedly be a topic of debate and discussion for years to come.

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