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The Supreme Court’s priceless gift to Donald Trump

By knl9j Mar2,2024

As a result of the decision made by the legal institution to investigate the issue of “total immunity,” on which the former president is relying, the electoral calendar of the Republican candidate is significantly rearranged.

On the 28th of February, the Supreme Court made the announcement that it will be taking up the matter of Donald Trump’s “total immunity.” It is anticipated that she will listen to oral arguments on April 22. Because of this, it is extremely improbable that a decision will be reached before November 5, which is the date of the presidential election in the United States as a result. Whatever the situation may be, it is not possible for it to be given prior to the National Republican Convention, which will take place in Wisconsin in the middle of July. This convention is where the party will pick its nominee once the primaries have concluded. Explanations are provided.

The Supreme Court of the United States made the announcement on Wednesday evening that it will take into consideration President Trump’s claim of presidential immunity. This decision comes after an appeals court ruled against him, resulting in a delay that will either cause the District of Columbia criminal trial regarding Trump’s attempts to overturn his loss in the 2020 election to be delayed until the 2024 presidential election or completely derail the case.

Trump’s appeal may have been dismissed by the court without the court having the opportunity to hear the arguments. Rather of that, it scheduled oral arguments for the week beginning on April 22. Consequently, even if the justices were to reach a ruling in a short amount of time, for example, around the beginning of May, the trial would be postponed until the middle of summer at the earliest. It is possible that this amount of time will not be sufficient to hold the trial before the election, which is a scenario that fits perfectly with Trump’s explicit legal strategy of attempting to prolong his criminal charges.

The court will decide whether or not “a former president enjoys presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office,” and this decision will also determine the extent to which this immunity is granted.

There has been a unanimous decision against Trump by lower court judges, who have written withering opinions criticizing his claims. Legal commentators are largely anticipating that the United States Supreme Court, which has a conservative majority of six to three, will concur with this decision. One of the problems is the schedule.

Hugo Lowell of the Guardian reported on Wednesday that the best estimate of the trial date will come “by adding 87 days to the date of the supreme court’s final decision.” The trial in the District of Columbia has been put on hold until the justices deliver a ruling.

According to these estimates, even if the court makes a decision quickly in the beginning of May, it is possible that the case will not be ready for trial until the month of August.

But this is assuming that they move at that speed. The term of the Supreme Court does not expire until the beginning of July, and if they do not issue a decision until then, it is highly likely that the trial will not take place before the election begins. This is because the trial would be scheduled to take place in the beginning of October, which is right before the election in November. At least one month is anticipated to pass during the trial, and it is not yet apparent whether the United States Department of Justice will decide whether or not its unofficial “60-day rule” prohibits bringing politically charged charges too close to an election applies to this particular legal proceeding.

If Donald Trump is victorious in the election, he will have sufficient administrative authority to ensure that the case is dismissed.

From the 15th to the 18th of July, the Republican National Convention will take place. It is highly likely that the Republican Party will nominate Trump as their candidate for the presidency. Specifically, the election will take place on November 5th. If the trial takes place, it will take place between those dates; nevertheless, it is possible that it will not take place at all.

On Wednesday, a judge denied a request made by Trump’s legal team to allow him to post a bond for only $100 million of the more than $450 million that he is obligated to pay as a result of the verdict in his New York business fraud trial. However, the judge did lift the penalty that would prevent him from applying for loans from New York banks in order to cover that bond.

Trump’s legal team had previously informed the court that, in essence, he does not possess the financial resources necessary to cover the total amount, and they had also suggested that he might be required to sell some of his real estate holdings in order to acquire the necessary funds.

During the time that he is appealing, President Trump has until the end of March to attempt to obtain a stay that would prevent interest from collecting at a rate of about $115,000 per day.

If Trump were to put up money, assets (such as some of his New York real estate), or an appeal bond covering what he owes, he would be granted an automatic stay of proceedings. It is also possible for the court of appeals to issue a stay of proceedings with a bond for a lesser amount, which is what his team is currently requesting.








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