Aziz Huq Discusses Supreme Court Hearing on Trump’s Immunity Case on Background Briefing

Background Briefing: April 25, 2024

We begin with today’s Supreme Court hearing on Trump’s immunity claim that is delaying Jack Smith’s Washington D.C. case against Trump for the January 6th insurrection, and based on what we heard today, the far-right justices will delay things even more until after the election or possibly rule in favor of presidents having immunity to commit crimes in and out of office. Joining us is Aziz Huq, a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago who is a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and is the co-author of How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, and his latest book is The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies. He had an article at Politico back at the end of February, “Why Is Trump Getting Special Treatment From the Supreme Court?”

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