Live updates: Supreme Court rules Trump has presumptive criminal immunity for official acts

In a monumental decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that former presidents enjoy a presumption of criminal immunity for official acts while in the White House, handing a win to former President Trump.

The move is likely to delay Trump’s federal election subversion case in Washington, D.C. by sending the case back to a lower court to decide whether his actions on Jan. 6 merit protection from criminal prosecution for decisions he made while in the White House.

Trump’s appeal froze that indictment, where a federal court has charged him with conspiring to subvert the 2020 election results, preventing it moving ahead toward trial.

The Supreme Court’s ruling comes four months before Election Day, when Trump hopes to retake the White House, giving him the authority to stop his prosecutions from proceeding and possibly fire special counsel Jack Smith.

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