Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case About Trump Immunity

The high court will allow the case to proceed through a federal appeals court.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to take up a case regarding former President Donald Trump’s immunity over questioning the results of the 2020 election. The special counsel had asked the court to hear the case before the D.C. appellate court has had the opportunity to rule on the case.

After being indicted in Washington, D.C., on four felony counts related to attempting to overturn the election, President Trump argued that he was acting in his official capacity as president and that he was already impeached without being convicted on the subject. When the district judge rejected this argument, the former president appealed to the District of Columbia U.S District Court.

The justices issued their brief unsigned order denying “certiorari before judgment” on Friday, two days after the former president’s attorney maintained that, while the immunity issue warrants the attention of the Supreme Court, it was important for the case to be heard by the D.C. Circuit. The appellate court has already expedited the case, which is scheduled to be heard on January 9, 2024.

The Supreme Court may also be asked to review the decision of the state supreme court of Colorado to block President Trump from the presidential primary ballot in 2024.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For former President Trump and his legal team to be discerning as they present their defense.
  • For the judges of the D.C. Circuit Court as they prepare to hear the case in January.
  • For wisdom for justices of the Supreme Court as they consider requests to take up cases.

Sources: SCOTUSBlog, Townhall

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