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Special counsel Jack Smith asks the Supreme Court to rule quickly on whether Trump can be prosecuted

Special counsel Jack Smith asks the Supreme Court to rule quickly on whether Trump can be prosecuted

By BY MARK SHERMAN AND ERIC TUCKER, AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take up and rule quickly on whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he plotted to overturn the 2020 election results.

Smith made his request for the court to act with unusual speed to prevent any delays that could push back the trial of the 2024 Republican presidential primary front-runner, currently set to begin March 4, until after next year’s presidential election.

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