Advice | The Dangers of Presidential Immunity – and the Benefits of Trump’s Gag Order

Why are we even having a discussion about whether former President Donald Trump’s sweeping immunity claims are justified? Didn’t we fight the Revolutionary War in part because we didn’t want to be ruled by an all-powerful king? Somehow we have moved far from our original vision and ended up with a former president who wants to be seen as a supreme monarch and a law unto himself with unlimited powers. Incredibly, the Supreme Court (including its staunch originalist members) treats this view soberly. It is disturbing that the court takes such claims seriously, even if it ultimately rejects them.