Donald Trump’s federal trial postponed again by the Supreme Court

Donald Trump’s federal trial postponed again by the Supreme Court
Donald Trump’s federal trial postponed again by the Supreme Court

L’The epilogue of the legal saga concerning Donald Trump will have to wait. The conservative-majority US Supreme Court on Monday postponed the 1is July to lower courts the question of Donald Trump’s criminal immunity as ex-president, further delaying the holding of his federal trial in Washington.

By six votes to three, those of the six conservative judges against the three progressives, the Court considers that “the president does not enjoy any immunity for his unofficial acts”, but that he “is entitled to at least a presumption of immunity for his official acts. Donald Trump, campaigning to return to the White House, immediately hailed a “great victory” for democracy.

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By deciding on February 28 to take up this question, then by scheduling the debates almost three months later, the highest court of the United States had already considerably postponed the federal trial of the former Republican president for attempted illegally reverse the results of the 2020 election won by Joe Biden. The entire procedure for this trial, initially scheduled for March 4, and postponed sine die, had already been suspended for four months.

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