This morning the Supreme Court of the United States found that former Presidents of the United States have unfettered immunity from prosecution in the conduct of their official acts. In response to the ruling, the ACLU of Illinois issued the following statement:

The Supreme Court majority’s decision today granting sweeping immunity for much of the former President’s acts to overturn a free and fair election is unmoored by constitutional principle and historical precedent. The notion that the most powerful person in our country cannot be held accountable for illegal acts in the Oval Office undermines our country’s most basic edict – that no one is above the law.

This decision invites lawlessness and abuse of power by a rogue President. It is a sad day for American justice.