College of Charleston Professor Discusses Presidential Immunity

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Political science professor Claire Wofford has published an article for The Conversation that examines the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearing on presidential immunity.

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A view of the Supreme Court on April 25, 2024, when justices heard arguments about immunity involving former President Donald Trump. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

College of Charleston political science professor Claire Wofford has published an article, “Trump’s Immunity Arguments at Supreme Court Highlight Dangers − While Prosecutors Stress Larger Danger of Removing Legal Accountability,” for The Conversation that examines the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearing on presidential immunity.  

Wofford notes that the implications of this case can decide how future presidencies might operate.

“We are at a crux in history, where the intersection between the executive and the judicial branches is being stress-tested like it never has before,” says Wofford. “My hope is that the judiciary performs its job and the system remains intact.”

If the court does not make a clear, resounding statement that the president is not above the law, then, she says, “I think we have a serious problem.”

Read the complete article on The Conversation.

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