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Indictment Watch: Supreme Court Hears Trump’s Immunity Case
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Indictment Watch: Supreme Court Hears Trump’s Immunity Case

Can presidents legally stage coups?

The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments for Donald Trump’s immunity case, and David has thoughts. However, he was too sick to join today so Sarah had to go solo (Ruminant style!), recapping the legal and political implications of the case, assessing the strength of the arguments and their significance for the future of our political system, and trying to imagine where we go from here in this bizarre election cycle.

The Agenda:
—Good and bad news for Trump
—What presidential acts are immune?
—Impeachment and conviction
—Going through the specific charges
—Can Trump stage a coup?
—ANSWER THE HYPOTHETICALS!
—Defining official acts
—The effect on Trump’s other cases
—The effect on SCOTUS as an institution

Show Notes:

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Sarah Isgur is a senior editor at The Dispatch and is based in northern Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2019, she had worked in every branch of the federal government and on three presidential campaigns. When Sarah is not hosting podcasts or writing newsletters, she’s probably sending uplifting stories about spiders to Jonah, who only pretends to love all animals.