Supreme Court to release rulings on several major cases, including Trump immunity, abortion

Supreme Court to release rulings on several major cases, including Trump immunity, abortion

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Justices of the highest court are heading into the final few weeks of deliberations, and nearly half of their caseloads haven’t been heard.

The judges are still weighing whether former President Trump is immune to criminal prosecution in the election interference case against him.

“If a president can be charged, put on trial, and imprisoned for his most controversial decisions as soon as he leaves office… every current president will face de facto blackmail and extortion by his political rivals,” said D. John Sauer, Attorney for former President Trump.

“The framers did not put an immunity clause into the constitution…Not so surprising they were reacting against a monarch who claims to be above the law,” said Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan during oral arguments in April.

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The timing of this ruling will be crucial in determining if Trump will face another trial before election day.

In March, justices heard oral arguments on whether to restrict access to a key abortion medication, Mifepristone, used in more than half of all U.S. abortions and first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000.

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson case ended federal protections for abortion set by Roe v. Wade.

Just last week, lawmakers in DC held a vote on the ‘Right to Contraception Act.” It did not pass a vote.

“Here we are in a situation where today, Republican colleagues voted against protecting our freedom to make our own decisions about birth control,” said Michigan Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn argues birth control access is not in jeopardy from Republicans or anyone else.

“Contraception is available in every state in America, and there’s no legitimate effort to change that,” he said.

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Another case we could see a ruling on is related to whether doctors are required by federal law to perform abortions in life-or-death situations.

A law in Idaho requires doctors to prove that a mother could die if she gave birth. Federal officials argue that if a hospital receives federal funding, doctors are required to perform the procedure, no matter their state’s laws on abortion.

The court will issue rulings on a federal bump stock ban. There’s also a case on whether the Biden Administration can put limits on social media posts.

Justices face a decision on whether Donald Trump and the January 6th rioters can be charged with obstructing the certification of the 2020 election.

29 cases are still waiting for discussion. The high court will release rulings tomorrow and every week until their term ends, traditionally by the first week in July.

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