Supreme Court vindicates Judge Cannon’s slower pace in Trump’s Florida case

For months, the judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida has been bashed by critics over the slow pace at which she has addressed a growing list of pretrial motions.

However, the Supreme Court’s landmark opinion on Monday, which found former presidents enjoy “absolute” immunity for official acts and no immunity for unofficial acts, came with an apparent repudiation of the lower courts in Washington, D.C., that operated initially with haste to reject Trump’s sweeping claims of presidential powers.

“Because those courts categorically rejected any form of Presidential immunity, they did not analyze the conduct alleged in the indictment to decide which of it should be categorized as official and which unofficial,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a 6-3 decision. The ruling kicks special counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 election subversion
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