Donald Trump Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put on hold a judicial decision rejecting his claim that he is immune from being prosecuted for trying to overturn his 2020 election loss, arguing that without such a shield.
Trump claimed immunity for acts carried out as president, but three lower court judges disagreed, asserting he could be prosecuted like any other citizen. Arguing against a trial during an election campaign, Trump's lawyers emphasized potential disruptions.
The Supreme Court will now decide whether to suspend the ruling, potentially delaying the criminal case alleging Trump's involvement in overturning the 2020 election until after November.
The legal battle surrounding former Trump has taken a new turn as he seeks the intervention of the Supreme Court to suspend a lower court ruling that denies him presidential immunity from prosecution.
The case pertains to Trump's alleged involvement in election interference, and the outcome could have significant implications for his legal standing. The broader context of these legal battles also includes Trump's repeated attempts to delay the criminal trials until after the 2024 election.
As he navigates these legal challenges, Trump is considering a potential return to the presidency, with speculation about a 2024 presidential run.