In a 6-3 decision on Monday in Trump v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the D.C. Circuit’s previous decision that former President Donald Trump has no immunity from criminal prosecution. 

The majority held that “our constitutional structure of separated powers” entitles a former president to some absolute and some presumptive immunity from criminal prosecution for his official acts as president. 

Alabama's political leaders applauded the decision.

“The Supreme Court recognized that until now our Nation has never before needed an answer for when a former President could face prosecution. If Biden were confident that he could win an election without his Justice Department prosecuting his political opponent, we would not have needed one today. But the Supreme Court correctly threw a wrench in this sordid scheme,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement on Monday. “I am proud of our critical briefs which advocated for the protection of the Constitution and the office of the presidency. I hope that the district court will get the message and dismiss this abusive prosecution. I look forward to working with a reelected President Trump to reverse the disasters of this Administration and make America great for all Americans.” 

In March, Marshall led an 18-state brief supporting former President Trump’s immunity case before the Supreme Court.

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said on X the decision was a “great victory over Biden’s weaponized government.”

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said the decision "confirms what we knew all along, that Presidential speech does not equal criminal action."

In a tweet from his campaign account, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) described the ruling as a "huge win."

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said the ruling was “a massive loss for Democrats who have spent four years trying to silence their top political opponent President Trump.”

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) said, “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court helps to ensure that the leader of the free world can effectively execute the duties of their office without fear of retribution from political prosecutions, particularly as it relates to a President’s core constitutional powers and other official acts.” 

“The Court’s decision upholds and protects America’s foundational system of separated powers and checks and balances,” Britt said. “Democrats’ continued partisan campaign to delegitimize the Supreme Court is dangerous, irresponsible, and undermines our constitutional republic.”

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