Supreme Court mulling briefs from Trump allies and ex-officials in immunity bid

The Supreme Court will soon weigh Donald Trump‘s claim that presidential immunity should shield him from prosecution — prompting former generals, officials, and allied legal minds to chime in on the former president’s argument.

So far, 18 groups have submitted amicus briefs or “friend of the court” filings related to the immunity case that express a range of ideas surrounding Trump’s arguments that he enjoys “absolute immunity” from criminal prosecution for his official acts. Lower courts thus far have denied Trump’s effort to avoid trial over a four-count indictment by special counsel Jack Smith accusing the former president of attempting to upend the results of the 2020 election.

In this June 24, 2019, photo, the empty courtroom is seen at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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