US Supreme Court

Today the US Supreme Court will hear case No. 23-939. Donald J. Trump v. United States. The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over whether and if so to what extent does a former president enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office. The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be tried on criminal charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In a one-page unsigned order, the justices ordered a federal appeals court to continue to keep on hold its ruling rejecting Trump's claims of immunity from prosecution, and they fast-tracked the case for oral argument. Trump was indicted in Aug. 2023 on four counts arising from Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan originally set a trial date of Mar. 4, 2024, for Trump's case. But in early February, she threw that date out and indicated that she would set a new one 'if and when' Trump's immunity claims are resolved. Chutkan had denied Trump's motion to dismiss the charges against him on the ground that he is immune from prosecution.