Supreme Court’s New Ruling Limits Presidential Immunity

( – The Supreme Court’s July 1 ruling that presidents have presidential immunity for some “official acts” could help former President Donald Trump.

The ruling will send the case back to lower courts to decide what constitutes an official versus unofficial act. The lower court’s ruling will determine the future of the case.

On Truth Social, Trump called the 6-3 ruling a “BIG WIN FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY.”

Despite the ruling appearing to be good news for Trump, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz issued a warning that the Jan. 6 case against Trump could go to trial before the November election.

On the TV show, “Just The News, No Noise,” Dershowitz noted that over the next few months, there will be “a lot of litigation, a lot of strategy, a lot of tactics” as special counsel Jack Smith pushes to have some of the issues go to trial before the election. Dershowitz stated that there could be a trial before November. However, he questioned the timing of a trial if it were set for October, just one month before the election.

Dershowitz added that while the Supreme Court did not specify what actions constitute an official act versus an unofficial act, the Supreme Court did offer guidance, writing, “You cannot look to the president’s motive. You have to look at objective acts.”

The ruling has already helped Trump in one of the cases against him. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, Trump’s attorneys requested the court allow them to file a motion seeking to overturn the verdict before July 10. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office prosecutors did not oppose delaying Trump’s sentencing until the issue was resolved, stating they would respond to the motion by July 24. On July 2, Judge Juan Merchan stated he would respond to the motion by Sept. 6 and delayed Trump’s sentencing in this hush money trial from July 11 to Sept. 18 “if such is still necessary.”

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