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Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump immunity sparks debate

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The Supreme Court’s recent decision on presidential immunity has stirred controversy among its justices, with a 6-3 ruling redefining executive power.

The Court decided that former presidents are immune from criminal prosecution for official acts performed while in office but not for unofficial acts. This decision affects Donald Trump’s 2020 election subversion case, causing a delay while courts determine which actions are protected.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a strong dissent, warned this ruling could create a “law-free zone” for presidents, making them “kings above the law.” She was joined by Justices Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson, who expressed concerns that this decision could embolden future presidents to act unlawfully. Chief Justice John Roberts defended the majority opinion, arguing it preserves the constitutional balance of power.

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