Supreme Court ruling should delay Trump's impeachment trial

Supreme Court ruling should delay Trump's impeachment trial
The US Supreme Court's refusal to decide now on Trump's immunity should delay the trial over the storming of the Capitol| Photo: EFE/EPA/AMANDA SABGA

Today, Friday (22), the United States Supreme Court rejected a request submitted by Special Prosecutor Jack Smith, in charge of investigating former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), making it the last American judicial body and must now make a decision on the request submitted by the Republican. To admit that he has immunity in the event of an attack on the Capitol.

Trump is accused of inciting the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, while he was still president, and faces trial on several charges, the most serious of which is conspiracy to obstruct an official process, which could cost him up to 55 years in prison. .

The trial was scheduled for March 4, 2024 in Washington, one day before Super Tuesday, the big day of the primaries, but will have to be postponed because with Friday's decision, the issue of immunity will still need to be considered. by a federal appeals court, with a possible appeal by one party to the same Supreme Court after a response from the lower court. Therefore, there will not be enough time to start the trial in March.

In another process, the US Supreme Court is expected to soon hear Trump's appeal against Colorado's decision that made him ineligible to run in the US state's presidential primaries in 2024. (with EFE agency)

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