Absolute immunity - SCOTUS grants Trump everything he asked for, and more: Doron M. Kalir

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CLEVELAND — The U.S. Supreme Court’s historic July 1 decision on the president’s absolute immunity claims is truly shocking. It reads more like a Trump election campaign ad than a serious, balanced Supreme Court decision.

In it, the court provided former President Donald Trump with virtually everything he wanted, and more. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted several times in her dissent, the court accepted claims that even Trump’s own lawyers didn’t make. (The fact that the court did reject Trump’s lawyers’ amateurish claim that a president must first be impeached and convicted in order to stand criminal trial is of little comfort here.)