Supreme Court Trump presidential immunity: Live updates

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments today in a case that could have far-reaching implications for President Trump’s immunity from prosecution while in office. The case, Trump v. Vance, centers on New York City prosecutors’ efforts to obtain the president’s financial records as part of a criminal investigation.

The issue at hand is whether a sitting president can be criminally investigated or prosecuted while in office. Trump’s lawyers argue that the president is immune from any criminal investigations or prosecutions while serving as commander in chief. They contend that allowing such investigations could distract the president from his duties and open the door to politically motivated attacks.

On the other side, prosecutors in New York argue that no one, not even the president, is above the law. They argue that the president should not be immune from criminal investigations, especially when it comes to potential financial crimes. They point to the fact that previous presidents, including Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, have been subject to criminal investigations while in office.

The Supreme Court’s decision in this case could have significant implications for the presidency and the rule of law in the United States. If the court rules in favor of Trump, it could set a precedent that shields future presidents from criminal investigations while in office. On the other hand, if the court rules against Trump, it could open the door to potential criminal charges against the president.

The case has already made its way through the lower courts, with both a federal district court and a federal appeals court ruling against Trump. Now, the Supreme Court will have the final say on this important issue.

Stay tuned for live updates as the arguments unfold and the justices weigh in on this crucial question of presidential immunity. The decision in this case could have far-reaching implications for the balance of power between the executive branch and the judicial branch, and for the future of the presidency itself.

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