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The U.S. Supreme Court just gave Trump a present. For now.

The Supreme Court of the United States has not yet decided if it will consider former President Donald Trump’s assertion that he cannot be legally challenged for actions taken while he was president in their April 2024 discussions. What’s on their agenda, though, is a case involving a person who protested on January 6, 2021, who wants to drop a legal charge for interfering with a Congressional session, something Trump is also accused of.

The Supreme Court of the United States has not yet decided if it will consider former President Donald Trump case in April

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Ten days have passed since Trump contested a decision by a lower court stating that he is now a private individual and can be prosecuted in two different federal cases. Trump claims he did nothing wrong, arguing that his behavior during the Capitol disturbance on January 6, 2021, and his management of confidential documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate were part of his presidential prerogatives. Regardless of whether the Supreme Court chooses to hear his case, Trump’s legal representatives can still employ strategies to postpone his federal trial until May or later.

Moreover, Trump could see an advantage if the Supreme Court decides to examine the charge of obstructing Congress on April 16. Judge Carl Nichols had previously dismissed such a charge against a protester named Joseph Fischer, stating that the charge was supposed to be about tampering with evidence, not simply entering a government building. However, this dismissal was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Trump’s defense might benefit from the argument that his encouragement of the January 6th protests is considered free speech, and therefore, not a hindrance to Congress.

As Trump waits for his federal cases to proceed, a New York court, led by Judge Juan Merchan, has scheduled a March 25th trial. This trial, prompted by Manhattan’s DA Alvin Bragg, will address accusations against Trump for allegedly tampering with business records to conceal a payment made to an adult film actress, aiming to prevent scandal before the 2016 election.

The Supreme Court of the United States has not yet decided if it will consider former President Donald Trump case in April

Trump seems to be focusing on delaying his court dates, with hopes that federal charges might be dropped if he secures a win in the upcoming November elections. Meanwhile, in Georgia, DA Fani Willis is embroiled in disputes due to her personal relationships, potentially affecting her role in Trump’s case. Both the Georgia legislature and the U.S. House are conducting inquiries that could postpone the trial even further.

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Trump has been clear about his desire to extend the duration of his criminal trials. Additionally, the Justice Department’s informal rule to halt cases with political implications 60 days before an election introduces another layer of complexity to the scheduling of these legal proceedings.

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