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UH Law Center Constitutional Law Expert Berman available to comment on SCOTUS Trump immunity case 


July 01, 2024 — The Supreme Court is granting partial immunity for former President Donald Trump. The decision in Donald J. Trump, Petitioner v. United States, holds that former president is immune from criminal charges related to official acts but not unofficial acts. The case is ordered back to the D.C. Circuit Court.

University of Houston Law Center constitutional law professor Emilly Berman says, “The Supreme Court’s opinion immunizes the president’s use of his official powers for any reason—corrupt or benign—from criminal prosecution. This decision hobbles not only the ongoing efforts to hold former President Trump accountable for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election but exempts from criminal liability all future presidents as well.”

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If you are interested in interviewing Professor Berman, please contact Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Assistant Dean of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, or Bonnie Buffaloe, Communications Manager, 713-743-9137,

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