Former President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to stop a lower court‘s decision that he can be charged with a crime even though he was president.
He said that he couldn’t be accused of doing things that happened while he was president during his election interference case.
Three judges from lower courts did not agree and decided that he can be charged with a crime just like any other person.
However, Trump’s lawyers argued that he should not face trial while an election campaign is taking place.
“Having a trial for President Trump during election time will make it hard for him to campaign against President Biden,” Trump’s lawyers said in the documents.
The Supreme Court will decide if they will stop the ruling to let Mr.
The highest court, which has more conservative judges, agreed to the request. This will likely cause a significant delay in the important criminal case. The case accuses Mr. Trump of trying to unlawfully change the 2020 election. It may not be resolved until after the November election.
If the Supreme Court doesn’t stop the decision, a federal trial with Judge Tanya Chutkan will probably happen in the spring.
Mr Trump is running for President, but he also has to go to court for three other cases.
He is being accused of trying to change the results of the 2020 election in Georgia and mishandling classified documents in Florida after leaving the White House.
The third case, based in New York, is about an alleged payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels that was hidden. He said he didn’t do anything wrong in all the cases.
Mr Trump’s lawyers keep trying to postpone his trials so they happen after the 2024 election.
Mr Trump is being accused of four things in the trial for interfering in the federal election: trying to cheat the US, trying to stop an official process, getting in the way of an official process, and plotting against the rights of citizens.
He said he didn’t do anything wrong many times, and his lawyers say that presidents can’t be charged for crimes they may have done while in office, even after they are no longer the president.
The court panel with three judges, including one Republican and two Democrats, rejected the argument last week. They said that the former president can no longer use executive immunity to protect himself from prosecution.
Now, Mr Trump’s lawyers want the Supreme Court to stop the lower court’s decision so that all the judges on the DC Circuit court can look at the case again.
In their court document, they said that if the former president is not given immunity, it could create a pattern where similar legal cases happen more often.
Mr Trump’s lawyers said that if the President is not protected from being charged with a crime, the position of the President will not be the same anymore.
If the lower court says no to reviewing the case, Mr. Trump wants to wait to see what the Supreme Court says before making any more legal moves.
The highest court could answer Mr Trump’s request in some different ways.
It might say no to his request to stop the decision, which would start the trial again. It might say no to Mr. Trump’s appeal, which would stop his argument that he has immunity.
The court might decide to listen to Mr. Trump’s appeal right away, without waiting for the lower court to review it. It could make a quick decision, just like it’s doing for another case about whether Mr. Trump can be on the 2024 election ballot.
It might also choose to schedule the hearing in the court as usual, which might make the trial in the case take longer to happen, possibly after the November election.
The Supreme Court said no to a request from Special Counsel Jack Smith to make a quick decision on Mr. Trump’s immunity argument.
It is not known when the Supreme Court will make a decision on Mr.