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Appeals Court Rules Over Trump’s Presidential Immunity In Civil Jan. 6 Suits

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On Friday, an appeals court found former President Trump is not immune from civil lawsuits blaming him for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The Hill has more:

A three-judge panel affirmed that presidents can carry out their official duties without exposure to civil liabilities, but when they are not acting in that capacity, the protection doesn’t carry over.

“The President…does not spend every minute of every day exercising official responsibilities,” Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia wrote in an opinion. “And when he acts outside the functions of his office, he does not continue to enjoy immunity from damages liability just because he happens to be the President.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What I don’t understand is the the court reasoned that since Trump had announce his bid to run for President he was no longer acting in a presidential capacity. Does that mean than Biden, who has also announced his run for the Presidency, is no longer acting in a presidential capacity and has no right to issue executive orders?

  2. What?? The President has immunity period. There cannot be immunity on parts of what he does as President. No, what this ruling means is that Democrat Presidents have immunity for anything that they do, but Republican Presidents do not have immunity at all because anything that is done will be considered to be in the no immunity category.

    A President has immunity regardless of what he does, not cherry-picked like these communists are doing. What is wrong with the judiciary is glowing very brightly recently!

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