Statement on “Absolute Immunity” Ruling

July 1, 2024

Gregg Nunziata, executive director of the Society for the Rule of Law, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s “absolute immunity” ruling in Trump v. United States:

“It is deeply disappointing that the Supreme Court has made a straightforward case more arduous than it need be. Whatever one thinks about various theories of presidential immunity, the attempt to unlawfully stay in office — even through the corrupt use of seemingly official acts — cannot possibly fall under such an umbrella. I regret the unnecessary delay in bringing these important charges before a jury.

However, it should be noted that the Court rejected the former president’s most extreme claims of boundless immunity, which would have forever destabilized the Framers’ careful balancing of power and plunged America into a truly dangerous new age of wholly unaccountable presidents. Today’s ruling should remind all Americans that ultimately the defense of our liberties rests in our own hands, at the ballot box, and in the political process.”

The Society is a nationwide membership organization of conservative pro-rule of law attorneys and others who are concerned about the state of America’s legal institutions.

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