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SCOTUS Will Hear Trump Immunity Claim in Election Interference Case.

The US Supreme Court confirmed that it will consider whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted over election interference charges, marking a significant step in the ongoing immunity case. The justices will review an appeal from Trump’s legal team challenging a lower court’s rejection of their claim that Trump has immunity from prosecution because of his status as president when taking actions aimed at reversing opponent Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. The court has, in the meantime, put on hold the criminal case presented by special counsel Jack Smith.

The appeal to the nation’s highest court represents the final legal recourse Trump has concerning immunity in his federal criminal case. For months, the former president’s legal advisors reportedly believed that though their appeal might not succeed legally, it could serve to postpone the forthcoming trial, which had originally been scheduled to begin in early March.

Trump’s legal team, in requesting a stay of the lower court’s ruling, warned of significant ramifications for future presidencies if such immunity is not upheld.

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