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U.S. Supreme Court

Jul. 9, 2024

Two cases, two shifts in power (Trump v. U.S.)

The remand trial will have to decide what were Trump’s unofficial acts and whether they constituted a crime or crimes. The case may not conclude before the next presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2025. If Trump is elected again, the case is over.

Philip M. Howe

Howe is a member of the California and Massachusetts State Bars, having last practiced in California in 2019.


On July 1, 2024, the Supreme Court granted former President Trump immunity for his official acts but not for unofficial acts. It remains to be seen what constitutes his unofficial acts. Justice Roberts wrote the 6-3 decision.

Trump v. U.S., 603 U.S. ___ (2024)


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