Civil Rights

An Analysis of the Presidential Immunity Ruling By The Appeals Court

An Analysis of the Presidential Immunity Ruling By The Appeals Court

Brief #219 – Civil Rights Policy Brief
by Rodney A. Maggay

On February 6, 2024, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in ‘United States of America v. Donald J. Trump,’ rejecting the former President’s defense against allegations of inciting the January 6th riot, affirming the principle of legal equality for all, regardless of office.

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Why Former President Trump’s Presidential Immunity Arguments Should Be Rejected

Why Former President Trump’s Presidential Immunity Arguments Should Be Rejected

Brief #217 – Civil Rights Policy Brief
by Rodney A. Maggay

Presidential immunity in the United States is a legal doctrine that provides a defense for former and current presidents from certain legal claims. While the doctrine is not mentioned in the text of the U.S. Constitution or any federal statute, it has been recognized by United States Supreme Court case law, although in a rather incomplete fashion.

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How Colorado and Maine Decisions Bolster The Efforts To Bar Trump From The 2024 Primary Ballots

How Colorado and Maine Decisions Bolster The Efforts To Bar Trump From The 2024 Primary Ballots

Brief #216 – Civil Rights Policy Brief
by Rodney A. Maggay

In the last year, a number of efforts in multiple states have started to try to disqualify former President Donald Trump from appearing on the Republican primary ballot. In two states, Colorado and Maine, activists achieved their first victories in seeking to bar the former President under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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