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Separate Thomas Opinion Has Big Implications

Justice questions authority of Jack Smith, who also is handling classified documents case

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas joined the Supreme Court's bombshell majority opinion on Monday in favor of Donald Trump on the question of presidential immunity . The opinion focused on allegations that Trump illegally tried to undo the results of the 2020 election, but Thomas wrote a separate concurring opinion that could help...

On Last Day of Supreme Court Term, a Ruling 'for the Ages'

SCOTUS will decide Monday on the Trump presidential immunity case

(Newser) - Monday's the day that the US Supreme Court wraps up its current term, and the cases are expected to start dropping at 10am ET, per NBC News . Likely set for last will be the blockbuster decision in the presidential immunity case, which will rule on whether Donald Trump can...

New Mugshot, '9/11 Lung Disease' Claim for Giuliani

Lawyers say he can't be forced to get a job

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani's lawyers say he has "possible" lung disease related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as they argue he should not have to get a job to pay the $148 million defamation judgment against him. The former mayor of New York, who spent days at...

Georgia Court Hits the Brakes on Case Against Trump

Suspension makes trial before election even less likely

(Newser) - The Georgia Court of Appeals delayed the election interference case against Donald Trump on Wednesday, virtually guaranteeing the trial will not take place before the November presidential election. The order says the prosecution will remain on hold until a panel of three of the court's judges decides whether Fulton...

Georgia Judge Dismisses Some Charges Against Trump

6 counts, including 3 against former president, are thrown out in election tampering case

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case on Wednesday dismissed some of the charges against former President Trump, but many other counts in the indictment remain, reports the AP . Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee wrote in an order that six of the counts in the indictment must...

Timeline of DA's Relationship in Dispute at Trump Hearing
Fani Willis Takes the Stand,
Calls Allegations 'Lies'
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Fani Willis Takes the Stand, Calls Allegations 'Lies'

She is fighting to stay on Trump's election-interference case in Georgia

(Newser) - Updated with new details. New York wasn't the only site of a significant court hearing related to Donald Trump on Thursday. The other was unfolding in Georgia, where Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis took the stand to testify about her romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, the prosecutor she...

Smith Urges Justices to Reject Trump's Attempt to Delay Trial

Special counsel argues against Supreme Court taking up immunity claim

(Newser) - Special counsel Jack Smith on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to reject Donald Trump's emergency appeal to delay his election interference trial—emphasizing the importance of a speedy trial by beating his deadline to respond to the former president by six days. Smith referenced the November election in his...

Trump Files Emergency Appeal of Immunity Ruling

He asks SCOTUS to extend delay to election interference trial

(Newser) - Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to extend the delay in his election interference trial, saying he is immune from prosecution on charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 election loss. The former president's lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the court on Monday, just four days after...

Trump Dealt Big Loss Over Immunity Claim

Federal panel rejects his argument, and an appeal to the Supreme Court looks likely

(Newser) - Bad news for Donald Trump in the courts on Tuesday: A federal court rejected his claim that he's immune from prosecution on charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election, reports the AP . A key quote from the three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC...

Trump's Immunity Appeal Delays Election Subversion Trial
Judge Postpones
Trump DC Trial

Judge Postpones Trump DC Trial

Election subversion prosecution will wait for appeals court decision on immunity

(Newser) - Donald Trump's federal trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the 2020 election will not start on March 4 after all. US District Judge Tanya Chutkan revoked her order on Friday that had set that date, saying she'll reschedule once a decision by the DC Circuit Court...

Fani Willis Admits Relationship, Will Not Leave Case
Fani Willis Admits Relationship,
Will Not Leave Case
the rundown

Fani Willis Admits Relationship, Will Not Leave Case

DA overseeing case against Trump says her relationship with lead attorney doesn't affect it

(Newser) - Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has for the first time directly addressed the ongoing controversy related to her prosecution of Donald Trump and to her personal life , and she made two key points: Yes, she's in a "personal relationship" with the lead attorney she appointed, and no,...

Prosecutor in Trump Case Settles Divorce, Canceling Hearing

Nathan Wade was expected to testify about his relationship with Fani Willis at hearing

(Newser) - On the eve of a planned hearing in the divorce proceedings of the special prosecutor in Georgia's election interference case against former President Trump, a tentative settlement was reached in the divorce, meaning the Wednesday hearing is off. It had been highly anticipated due to the fact that the...

Trump Loses a Round in Fight Over Gag Order

He's expected to go to Supreme Court to challenge federal judge's restrictions

(Newser) - Washington's federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected Donald Trump's request to reconsider a gag order restricting the former president's speech in the case charging him with plotting to overturn the 2020 election. Lawyers for the former president had asked the full US Court of Appeals for the...

Judge Unseals Records in Trump Prosecutor's Divorce

And says Fani Willis doesn't have to sit for deposition—yet, at least

(Newser) - A judge on Monday ruled that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis won't be deposed—for now, at least—in the divorce proceedings of Nathan Wade, whom Willis appointed as special counsel in Georgia's election interference case against former President Trump. At the same hearing, he also unsealed...

Tuesday Is a Crucial Day in Court for Trump
For Trump, a 'Critical
Day' in Court

For Trump, a 'Critical Day' in Court

Federal appeals court sounds skeptical about former president's immunity defense

(Newser) - Updated after the hearing's conclusion. Amid the often-confusing barrage of developments in the four criminal cases of Donald Trump, Tuesday offered a pivotal one. A federal appeals court heard arguments on a fundamental Trump defense claim—that he's immune from prosecution, reports the Wall Street Journal . (The hearing...

Trump Prosecutor Accused of 'Improper' Relationship

Filing alleges Fulton County DA Fani Willis hired romantic partner to lead prosecution of Trump

(Newser) - The Fulton County district attorney has been accused of hiring her romantic partner as the special prosecutor in her office's prosecution of former President Trump for alleged election interference. In what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution refers to as a "bombshell" court filing, Michael Roman (a former Trump campaign official...

Trump Claim Is a Threat to Democracy, Smith Tells Court

Special counsel's office files brief on former president's immunity argument

(Newser) - Special counsel Jack Smith's office asked an appeals court on Saturday to deny Donald Trump's argument that the former president is immune from criminal charges in his election interference case, saying that such a protection would "threaten to undermine democracy." Federal prosecutors filed their brief with...

Trump Lawyers: Case Will 'Plague' Nation for Decades

They file appeal in election interference case, saying he acted within power as president

(Newser) - Donald Trump was acting within his role as president when he pressed claims about "alleged fraud and irregularity" in the 2020 election, his lawyers told a federal appeals court in arguing that he is immune from prosecution. The attorneys also asserted in a filing late Saturday night that the...

Judge Freezes Jan. 6 Trial While Trump Appeals

Chutkan says process could delay March start date

(Newser) - Judge Tanya Chutkan on Wednesday put a hold on Donald Trump's election interference case in her courtroom while the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decides whether he has legal immunity. Her decision temporarily halts activity in the Trump case, the Hill reports, including all deadlines his team was facing....

Trump Phone Data Could Be Used at Trial

Jack Smith reveals plans to do so at election interference trial

(Newser) - Former President Trump's cellphone data could be used at his federal trial on charges of election interference. Jack Smith, the special counsel in the case, said in a court filing Monday that he plans to call an expert witness who "extracted and processed data" from Trump's White...

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