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US Supreme Court Rules Trump Has Presidential Immunity

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that former President Donald Trump is shielded by presidential immunity from legal actions pertaining to his official conduct while in office. The ruling, issued today, underscores the broad protections afforded to sitting presidents and extends to cover former presidents for actions taken during their tenure.

In a 6-3 decision, the Court held that actions taken by Trump within the scope of his presidential duties cannot be subject to prosecution or civil suits. This ruling has significant implications for the array of legal challenges Trump faces as he campaigns for the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.

The decision stems from several high-profile cases that have dogged Trump since he left office, including investigations into his involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot and allegations of attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. While the ruling specifically addresses conduct tied to Trump’s official capacities, it does not provide blanket immunity for actions outside the scope of his presidential duties or for any potential future legal challenges unrelated to his time in office.

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