People For the American Way

People For the American Way Reacts to SCOTUS Arguments on Trump Immunity 


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Washington D.C. –  Following today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court in Trump v. United States, which will decide whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Today’s argument brought both good and bad news. It was chilling to hear Donald Trump’s lawyer say that staging a military coup could be considered part of a president’s official duties. Thankfully, the majority of the Court, including conservative justices, did not seem to buy that very broad Trump argument that a former president is absolutely immune from prosecution under any circumstances. On the other hand, it’s not clear that there is a majority on this Court that will quickly reject the immunity arguments and let the case go forward in time for a trial before the election. That’s a huge concern.”


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