Why did the Supreme Court step in after the DC Circuit Court of Appeals had made a unanimous ruling? What is at stake for former president Trump? What are the long-term ramifications beyond President Trump?

To discuss these issues, Chas Licciardello, co-host of ABC’s Planet America who also holds a law degree, joined us shortly after the oral arguments to discuss the issues at play and what this means not just for former president Trump’s cases, but all future presidents.

Featured clip:

Justice Alito questions Michael Dreeben. First posted by @TheRecount.

Recommended reading, listening and watching:

Planet America Fireside Chat (Friday 26/4/2024) ft. John Barron and Chas Licciardello where they talk about key takeaways from Trump’s immunity case

Was Trump benefitting from being out of the news? By Nate Cohn

NYT/Siena poll referred to in the By the Numbers stats

Trump’s immunity argument before the US Supreme Court ft. Bruce Wolpe

Trump trial hears of ‘catch and kill’ tabloid scheme ft. Associate Prof. David Smith

If you can’t get enough of US politics, in addition to Planet America, check out Chas’ 'Planet Extra Podcast with Chas and Dr Dave', featuring Chas in conversation with USSC Associate Prof. David Smith each week: YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google and Stitcher.

Subscribe to the USSC Briefing Room on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Produced by: Elliott Brennan

Music by Dan Phillipson, licensed through PremiumBeat