Americans On Twitter React To SCOTUS Immunity Ruling

Recently, the US Supreme Court ruled that former president Donald Trump has immunity from prosecution for official acts he took during his presidency — and consequentially broadened our understanding of presidential power.

In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: “Orders the Navy’s Seal Team 6 to assassinate a political rival? Immune… Organizes a military coup to hold onto power? Immune. Takes a bribe in exchange for a pardon? Immune. Immune, immune, immune… Even if these nightmare scenarios never play out, and I pray they never do, the damage has been done. In every use of official power, the President is now a king above the law.”


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