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U.S. Supreme Court won’t expedite Trump case

U.S. Supreme Court won’t expedite Trump case Photo: former U.S. President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to expedite the consideration of one of the cases involving former President Donald Trump. This pertains to the decision on whether Trump can be held accountable for his actions related to overturning the results of the 2020 elections, reports The Washington Post.

Judges rejected special prosecutor Jack Smith's request, effectively refusing to bypass the lower appeals court to expedite the final decision on Trump's immunity before the trial scheduled to start in March. The court did not explain its decision.

This decision by the Supreme Court, where conservative judges currently predominate, is seen as a strategic victory for Trump and his lawyers. They seek to prolong criminal cases against him amid his presidential campaign before the elections.

Now the appellate court will handle this matter and has indicated it will act swiftly to resolve the case. The prosecutor warned that even a rapid appellate decision might not reach the Supreme Court in time for review.

The appeal is expected to take place on January 9.

Cases against Trump

To recall, Donald Trump faces 91 charges in four criminal cases. These include improper handling of classified documents, attempts to falsify election results, and illegal spending of funds collected for the presidential campaign.

However, Trump continues to participate in the election campaign and plans to run for president in 2024.

It is worth noting that the Supreme Court of the state of Colorado has prohibited Trump from participating in the primaries. This may impact his presidential campaign.