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Trump goes to SCOTUS for 11th hour reprieve over Jan. 6 case

Yogi Berra, on the left; Donald Trump, on the right

Left: This handout provided by the United States Postal Service shows the Yogi Berra stamp, issued on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (United States Postal Service via AP) Right: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a Get Out The Vote rally at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Former President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put a pause on a recent appellate court ruling rejecting his claim that he is immune from criminal prosecution over the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol Complex on Jan. 6, 2021.

“Without immunity from criminal prosecution, the Presidency as we know it will cease to exist,” the application for a stay pending the filing of a petition for writ of certiorari argues.

The 45th president’s argument is largely pinned on procedural maneuvering — asking for an indefinite kibosh while defense attorneys prepare, and then file, an appeal directly with the nation’s high court.

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