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Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media following his appearance at the District Court in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2024. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Can Trump be prosecuted? Supreme Court will take up precedent-setting case to define the limits of presidential immunity

In a case that will make legal and political history, the US Supreme Court will consider whether Donald Trump is immune from criminal prosecution for his alleged effort to undermine the 2020 election.
Police place a fence at the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 8, 2024, before justices heard arguments over whether Donald Trump is ineligible for the 2024 ballot. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Supreme Court skeptical that Colorado − or any state − should decide for whole nation whether Trump is eligible for presidency

Partisan differences at the Supreme Court seemed to be set aside as conservative and liberal justices alike asserted concerns about giving states too much power over national elections.
Even a day before the oral arguments, a line had formed outside the Supreme Court to sit in on the court’s session. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

‘Look for a reversal in a fairly short period of time’ − former federal judge expects Supreme Court will keep Trump on Colorado ballot

A retired federal judge examines the oral arguments the Supreme Court heard on a case in which Colorado has blocked former President Donald Trump from the ballot.
Lawyers write too much. That’s why the Supreme Court and other U.S. courts impose word limits on them. siraanamwong/ iStock / Getty Images Plus

Supreme Court word-count limits for lawyers, explained in 1,026 words

Lawyers submitting briefs to the Supreme Court in the Trump Colorado ballot case must file a ‘certificate of word count.’ Why? As one judge put it, lawyers’ briefs are ‘too long, too long, too long.’
Women who were denied abortions, despite serious pregnancy complications, appear outside the Texas Supreme Court in November 2023, following arguments in a lawsuit they brought against the state. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images

Most state abortion bans have limited exceptions − but it’s hard to understand what they mean

Women in Texas and in other states with abortion bans are suing, asking for clarification on when medical exceptions could actually be granted.
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.

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