In an effort to challenge the results of the 2020 election, former US President Donald Trump has appealed a lower court ruling that he does not have immunity from prosecution. The decision was made on February 6 by the D.C. Court of Appeals, which ruled that “any immunity (…) in force during the presidency does not provide protection from criminal prosecution in the future.”
The American media is closely watching the case, as it will ultimately be decided by nine Supreme Court judges, three of whom were appointed by Trump during his time as president. This means that Trump’s appeal could have significant implications for the future of presidential immunity and its impact on criminal investigations involving former presidents.
Trump has long maintained that he is immune from prosecution while in office, but this latest ruling challenges that notion. If successful, Trump’s appeal could pave the way for other legal action against him and potentially even disqualify him from running for president again in 2022.