On Dec. 1, 2023, U.S. courts issued two opinions that left Donald Trump in continuing legal jeopardy for actions that he took while serving as president. Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan, the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, ruled that Trump did not have immunity in civil suits
Qualified Immunity Archives
Justice Clarence Thomas argued against granting qualified immunity to
university officials in a free speech case, but the U.S. Supreme Court
refused to take it up in Hoggard v. Rhodes.
In Morse v. Frederick, the Supreme Court ruled it is not a denial of First
Amendment rights for school officials to censor student speech they believe
encourages illegal drug use.