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Justices rule Trump has some immunity from prosecution

at 3:32 p.m.

A divided Supreme Court on July 1 ruled that former presidents can never be prosecuted for actions relating to the core powers of their office, and that there is at least a presumption that they have immunity for their official acts more broadly. The decision left open the possibility that the charges brought against former President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith – alleging that Trump conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 election – can still go forward to the extent that the charges are based on his private conduct, rather than his official acts.

The justices handed a significant victory to former President Donald Trump in Trump v. United States on Monday. (Katie Barlow)

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Court blocks Texas execution

The justices on Tuesday night granted a request from Ruben Gutierrez, who is on death row in Texas, to put his execution on hold minutes before he was scheduled to die. Gutierrez is seeking to test evidence from the crime scene for DNA to prove he was not the killer in a 1998 stabbing.


Roberts court hands major wins to Trump, conservative movement in 2023-24 term

at 6:19 p.m.

In ruling that former presidents cannot face criminal liability for their official acts, the Supreme Court closed out a term in which the conservative supermajority consolidated significant decision-making power within the judiciary.


Supreme Court strikes down Chevron, curtailing power of federal agencies

at 3:36 p.m.

A six-justice majority sharply cut back on the power of federal agencies to interpret the laws they administer, handing significant power to the courts. The decision will have far-reaching effects across the federal government.

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