Supreme Court gives Jack Smith one week to respond in Trump immunity case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave Jack Smith, the special counsel prosecuting former President Donald Trump, one week to respond to the former president’s emergency application asking the justices to halt an appeals court decision that rejected Trump’s claim that he is immune from criminal charges.

The high court’s decision to set a deadline for Smith to respond by next Tuesday at 4 p.m. suggests the justices are setting up a not-so-speedy schedule for a case that has already seen its early March trial date cast aside. The Supreme Court typically calls for speedy responses to emergency applications, though Smith’s office has routinely made its filings ahead of schedule.

Jack Smith and Donald Trump. | AP

Criminal proceedings against Trump in his trial on charges of attempting to subvert the 2020 election will remain paused in the meantime. Depending
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