July 19, 2024

Presidential Immunity Ruling and Project 2025 Pave Way for Trump’s Fascist State

A second Trump presidency would target immigrants, civil rights, health, safety and efforts to end the climate crisis.

As reports about the attempted assassination of Donald Trump and concerns about Joe Biden’s ability to beat him dominate the headlines, we mustn’t be distracted from how Trump will govern if given another presidential term. “Project 2025” provides a roadmap for a second Trump administration to target reproductive health care, efforts to remediate the climate crisis, immigrants, unions, civil rights for LGBTQ+ people, and administrative agencies that protect our health and safety. His first administration also proved he is eager to impose huge tax cuts for corporations and the superrich.

Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, whom Trump tapped to be his running mate, favors many of Trump’s white supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, anti-climate policies.

A combination of Trump’s authoritarian character and the Supreme Court’s grant of absolute immunity to U.S. presidents for official acts will mean it’s open season on Trump’s perceived enemies should he secure a second term — and the policies he aims to implement are chilling.

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Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she taught for 25 years. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild and criminal defense attorney is a legal scholar and political analyst who writes books and articles, and lectures throughout the world about human rights, US foreign policy, and the contradiction between the two. She has testified before Congress and debated the legality of the war in Afghanistan at the prestigious Oxford Union. Her columns appear on Truthout, HuffPost, Salon, Jurist, Truthdig, Portside, CommonDreams and Consortium News, and she has provided commentary for CBS News, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR and Pacifica Radio. Learn more about Marjorie >>