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Initial 3-Judge Panel Within DC Circuit
Court of Appeals, Rules Against Presidential
Immunity –

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Posted By: earlybird, 2/6/2024 9:40:07 PM

Three judges from the Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals have denied the immunity request from President Trump. In a rather stark decision reached by the panel [SEE Ruling Here] “We have balanced former President Trump’s asserted interests in executive immunity against the vital public interests that favor allowing this prosecution to proceed,” the court wrote in its ruling Tuesday. “We conclude that the interest in criminal accountability, held by both the public and the Executive Branch, outweighs the potential risks of chilling Presidential action and permitting vexatious litigation.”(image)(snip)The court essentially stayed its own ruling, pending a punt to the Supreme Court.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissGrits 2/6/2024 10:19:39 PM (No. 1652422)
Of course they did!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Venturer 2/6/2024 10:22:01 PM (No. 1652424)
I expected nothing else from The DC Court of Appeals. Democrat owned and operated.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamboozle 2/6/2024 10:48:37 PM (No. 1652442)
This will certainly be appealled to the full court given the constitutional question involved.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/6/2024 11:28:59 PM (No. 1652448)
The View wannabes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/7/2024 12:06:01 AM (No. 1652457)
Don't worry Barack, Bill, Joe, we'll remember this ruling...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 2/7/2024 5:23:50 AM (No. 1652519)
So Joe can be tried and hung, correct?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: 5 handicap 2/7/2024 5:45:16 AM (No. 1652530)
In order to qualify for an appointment to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals one has to have been a Political Hack for at least 5 years in a lower court. Methinks... Of the 65 who have served, Bork, Scalia, Thomas, and Kavanaugh somehow snuck through. All the rest are of the ilk of Merrick Garland, John Roberts and Ruth Ginsberg!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jfodoch 2/7/2024 6:56:17 AM (No. 1652557)
pardon my naiveté-- there's gotta be a legal remedy for this kinda behavior from judges ... are we ever gonna climb outta this slime, which seems to be feeding on itself by the day !! Meanwhile, I'm leaning very heavily on PRAYER !!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: skacmar 2/7/2024 7:55:10 AM (No. 1652570)
All of these people dancing on Trump's grave better remember that the ruling on Presidential Immunity also applies to other past/current presidents. Obama, Clinton, Bush, and Biden now have targets on them from the next politically motivated prosecutor. The three DC judges know their ruling was politically motivated as demonstrated by them staying their own ruling.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: smokincol 2/7/2024 8:04:26 AM (No. 1652575)
so that means that - any living president is open to investigation for anything they did or didn't do - during their time in office..... - Right???
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mutant geezer 2/7/2024 8:59:02 AM (No. 1652609)
So ... according to a DC appeals court ... Barack Obama doesn't have Presidential immunity. Bill Clinton doesn't have Presidential immunity. George Bush doesn't have Presidential immunity. Joe Biden doesn't have Presidential immunity. Good to know.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Venturer 2/7/2024 9:10:14 AM (No. 1652622)
There are 11 Judges on the DC circuit Court. How did these 3 get picked to judge Donald Trump?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: HicoKid 2/7/2024 12:06:05 PM (No. 1652700)
What ever happened to the Ed Meese amicus brief indicating that Jack Smith has no authority to prosecute Trump? It was submitted to the DC appellate court and was to be addressed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 2/7/2024 12:18:55 PM (No. 1652711)
The DC courts are garbage, top to bottom.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 2/7/2024 10:14:11 PM (No. 1653002)
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