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On Feb. 12, former President Donald Trump filed a 110-page application to the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to stay the issuance of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's mandate on presidential immunity, pending a petition for writ of certiorari. The D.C. Circuit's Feb. 6 ruling rejects Trump's claim that presidents have absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions undertaken while in office. Trump's team argues for the stay on the basis that the Court is likely to grant certiorari, that there is a significant likelihood that the Court will reverse the D.C. Circuit's decision, and that Trump would suffer irreparable harm absent the stay.
Trump's application is here or below.