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Donald Trump’s Supreme Court brief characterizes historic cases and documents as saying one thing when they say the complete opposite. erhui1979/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images

How Trump’s lawyers would fail my constitutional law class with their Supreme Court brief on criminal immunity

Donald Trump claims support in crucial court cases and historical documents for his assertion that presidents are immune from criminal prosecution. A law scholar says those documents say the opposite.
US Supreme Court associate justice Amy Coney Barrett during her swearing-in ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in October 2020, with Donald Trump in attendance. AC News Photo/Alamy

Should presidents have immunity from the law? The US Supreme Court is to hear Trump’s case

The US Supreme Court’s decision to review presidential immunity is likely to push back his trial over the Capitol Hill riots until after the election.
US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from the Ellipse near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

More than 78 ‘friends’ of the Supreme Court offer advice on the 14th Amendment and Trump’s eligibility

34 groups filed briefs with the Supreme Court in favor of keeping Donald Trump on the ballot, 30 favored disqualifying him as an insurrectionist, and 14 simply added legal information to the record.
Donald Trump has claimed that presidents are immune from prosecution for official acts. AP Photo/Toby Brusseau

Trump’s arguments for immunity not as hopeless as some claim

The former president has raised several legal arguments that do not yet have clear answers. A constitutional scholar says they’re questions worth asking.
Donald Trump at a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Dec. 19, 2023. Kamil Krzaczysnki/AFP via Getty Images

Trump barred from Colorado ballot – now what?

A historian and legal scholar of a key part of the US Constitution explains what happens now that the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled Trump cannot be on the state’s presidential ballots.
Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys, at left, and group member Joe Biggs were sentenced to many years in federal prison. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

How local police could help prevent another January 6th-style insurrection

The Proud Boys are more of a loosely affiliated street gang than they are a unified right-wing militia, researchers say. But police ignore the threats from these groups, and their threats grow.
The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C., where an Aug. 11, 2023, hearing was held on the Trump case. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump’s free speech faces court-ordered limits, like any other defendant’s – 2 law professors explain why, and how Trump’s lawyers need to watch themselves too

What can President Trump and his lawyers say about documents and witness statements used as evidence in his upcoming trial over his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election?

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