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People For the American Way Blasts SCOTUS Ruling on Presidential Immunity

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Washington D.C. – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Trump v United States, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:    

“Today the far-right majority on the Supreme Court moved our country a step further toward authoritarianism in its ruling to provide unprecedented presidential immunity from prosecution.  As Justice Sotomayor put it, this 'makes a mockery of the principle, foundational to our Constitution and system of Government, that no man is above the law.’

 “The Court’s complicated formula for deciding which, if any, of Donald Trump’s egregious actions in trying to usurp election results are subject to prosecution gives Trump what he most wanted: an indefinite delay in a trial and accountability. Today the Court does immeasurable violence to the principle that nobody is above the law.  As citizens, our best response is to take our horror – and our love for country -- to the ballot box in November, vote the courts, and reject the Trump-MAGA agenda that brought us to this incredibly dangerous moment for our democracy.”            


About Us   People For the American Way is a national progressive advocacy organization that inspires and mobilizes Americans to defend freedom, justice, and democracy from those who threaten to take them away. For more than four decades, we have been dedicated to making the promise of America real for everyone and have worked toward a vision of a vibrant America where basic rights and freedoms are upheld for all, not just the wealthy and the powerful. Learn more: