Legal Expert Believes The Supreme Court Will Decline To Hear Donald Trump’s Presidential Immunity Case

( — It has been more than two weeks since Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to extend the delay of the federal election interference trial after an appellate court ruled that he was not immune from criminal prosecution, but so far, the high court has not issued its decision, CNN reported.

Law professor Steve Vladeck, CNN’s Supreme Court analyst, told CNN that it would be difficult to predict what was going on behind the scenes at the Court.

Trump’s election interference case, which was initially scheduled to go to trial on March 5, was put on hold in December after Trump appealed US District Judge Tanya Chutkin’s ruling that he was not immune from criminal prosecution in the case.

The Supreme Court could refuse to intervene, which would put the trial back on track.

If the Supreme Court grants Trump’s request to extend the delay, it could expedite oral arguments in the case or decide the rule without hearing oral arguments.

Some legal experts suggested that the longer the Supreme Court takes to respond to Trump’s request, the more likely it is that the Court will reject it.

Former federal prosecutor Randall Eliason echoed Vladeck’s comments, telling CNN that it would be impossible to know what was going on behind the scenes at the court. The justices have met several times in the two weeks since Trump filed the request, however, it is unclear if they discussed his immunity case.

At the same time, Eliason said the delay was a bad sign for Donald Trump, suggesting that the Court decided to reject Trump’s request and that the delay was likely due to one of the justices writing a lengthy dissent.

In a column on her Substack blog, Civil Discourse, MSNBC legal contributor Joyce Vance suggested the same thing.

She wrote that it was likely the Court was denying Trump’s request to extend the delay, and at least one of the conservative justices was writing a dissent to the decision.

According to Vance, if the Court planned to extend the delay, a justice who wanted the trial to proceed would not take the time to write a lengthy dissent since “their goal would in part be to avoid further delay.”

In what may have surprised quite a few pundits, the Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to review Trump’s immunity claim. Arguments are slated for April 22.

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