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The Supreme Court ruled that the President of the United States is immune from prosecution for official acts in office. This decision has massive implications for presidential powers and the criminal cases against Donald Trump.

The case centered on Special Counsel Jack Smith’s prosecution of Trump for allegedly masterminding efforts to overthrow the 2020 election while in office, including on January 6.

The ex-president’s team argued that Trump and any president must have absolute immunity from prosecution over actions taken while in office, or it could impair important decision-making.

The 6-3 decision split along the court’s ideological lines ensures that Trump will not face another blockbuster trial before the November election, with the case sent back to a lower court to determine what is considered his ‘official’ versus ‘unofficial’ acts.

‘The President enjoys no immunity for his unofficial acts, and not everything the President does is official. The President is not above the law,’ the justices led by Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority.

‘But under our system of separated powers, the President may not be prosecuted for exercising his core constitutional powers, and he is entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for his official acts. That immunity applies equally to all occupants of the Oval Office.’

Trump celebrated the decision, writing on Truth Social, ‘Big win for our constitution and democracy. I’m proud to be an American!’

Roberts wrote in the opinion that Trump is also at least presumptively immune from the allegations related to the ‘pressure campaign’ on former Vice President Mike Pence regarding the certification of the 2020 vote.

In addition, Trump is ‘immune’ from alleged misconduct during discussions with the Justice Department.

The Supreme Court’s historic ruling could also impact the two other ongoing criminal prosecutions against Trump – for his alleged mishandling of classified documents and election subversion efforts in Georgia.

The majority opinion by Roberts continues: ‘At a minimum, the President must be immune from prosecution for an official act unless the Government can show that applying a criminal prohibition to that act would pose no “dangers of intrusion on the authority and functions of the Executive Branch.”

 

 

 

 

Parting Shot

hint—a tomato is technically a fruit, which would take us to Barry O, but this is about veggies.

27 thoughts on “Extra

      1. Only among the FEELZ legal community. Even then, the Chevron ruling should have a lot of them doing a double-think about adding to their bank accounts.

    1. And that’s the largest group that will willfully ignore it and continue to crap on The Constitution.

  1. So Smith – Mr. Career Case Loser – took an asinine lawfare case, brought it to SCOTUS to determine whether the Executive Branch (aka The President) has “preemptive immunity” in order to fulfill the Oath of Office? Not the sharpest tool in the shed, that one.

    But a win is a win…and good to see there are at least 6 out of 9 adults in the room who aren’t mentally deranged because…Trump bad, and the law and Constitution be damned.

  2. conservatives and le pen won hugely in france, which immediately exploded into anarchy. load more magazines.

    1. The left can’t control their shock troops, or just sending a message to vote the correct way next round; or else?

      1. Can’t vote if the voting locations are burned down, now, can they?

        This is a play right out of Revolutionary France, the NSDAP (National Socialist Workers’ Party of Germany, Antifa (the first ones, you know, from Germany, and the modern American ones,) actual Italian Fascists, the Chinese Communist Party, well, really any communist or socialist or progressive party anytime and anywhere…

      2. from the vids i saw, they have lost control. illegals running the streets w/ f/a ak’s, burning everything in sight. police trying but way over matched.

  3. The Supreme Court did their job today by interpreting the law and defending the Constitution. The Justices try to understand how a particular ruling fits within the larger structure of the entire constitution. Congratulations 47.

  4. This is why I am not a Republican (which my mother continues to throw into my face like it’s an insult or something, well, it is but not for the reason she thinks) but a Strict Constitutionalist/Originalist. If it isn’t covered by the Constitution, then it’s up to the States to figure out. If the Federal Government or the States try to take away my rights as given to me by my God and Creator, then they (the feds and staties) are wrong and can go piss up a rope.

    It’s getting so bad that I see a time real soon where, en masse, people will take back the rights of justice and self defense and self protection that the various states and federal agencies have abrogated, things like law enforcement, water rights and other key issues.

    1. X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

        1. …and EXACTLY why The Founders drafted what they did…they knew the heart of man and knew that without a solid set of documents outlining the specific tenets that a micron number pf morons, thieves, nere-do-well’s, and self-important idiots among the populace would ruin it for the 99.9%…altho, seems the stupid disease has reached out and touched at least 20% now, who relish screwing with the other 80% (Why is it the 80/20 rules applies so universally?)

          YET, despite that unassailable set of governing documents – designed specifically to keep us from returning to the King George England overlord crap – we find ourselves – at the hands of these cretins and power mongers – right back there (or very close). Time For A Reset ™ – SISU MAGA ™
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          October just showed up…not that I’m complaining, rather have a cooler and damper July start than hot and windy drying everything to a crisp before August. Same weather pattern as 2002 & 2012…so NOT GlobalCoolingClimateCoolingChange, just a regular weather pattern cycling back around. Thinking God is messing with the climate hyperventilator’s. Egg squarely on face.

          1. The Founders were truly Genius Level people. But a LOT of “Genius Level” people aren’t as SMART as they were.

          2. Some years ago, I was invited to join the Orange County (CA) chapter of Mensa. It was about the time you and I first met. Russ Baake was the chapter president and a year or so later he became the international president. I didn’t swallow it whole, but I did attend some functions and spoke at some of their conventions in break-out sessions. I came away with an understanding that there was a significant difference between high IQ numbers and common sense. Sometimes you’d find both in the same person but it was far from inevitable. In the mensan population sample I had been exposed two the two things seemed mutually exclusive.

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