An appellate court’s decision on Tuesday to reject Donald Trump’s claim that he is protected by presidential immunity from charges in his election subversion case set the stage for the former president to challenge the ruling.
Trump, the leading GOP presidential candidate, immediately indicated in a statement through his campaign that he did indeed plan to appeal the court’s decision.
Trump has two main options to do this, and the case could then travel down a few potential paths once he files his appeal. Below are details about how the case could play out.
The appellate court gives Trump a six-day turnaround
A three-judge panel based in Washington, D.C., gave Trump a fast-approaching deadline of Feb. 12 to file an appeal to its ruling on Tuesday. The judges, two appointees of President Joe Biden and one appointee of former President