The time has come for decision in Trump case, US Supreme Court has given responsibility to Indian origin judge

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Judge Tanya Chutkan of the US District Court in Washington was appointed by former President Barack Obama. Her father, Winston Chutkan, is a doctor of Indo-Jamaican descent, and her mother, Noel, is an Afro-Jamaican who was a principal dancer in the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.

The US Supreme Court has ruled on presidential immunity, leaving Indian-origin Judge Tanya Chutkan to determine how far the federal criminal case involving Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 election can proceed. Chutkan will have to decide which of Trump’s actions were official and should be excluded from the case and which were private actions that could be prosecuted. The court’s 6-3 ruling declared that Trump enjoys broad protection from criminal prosecution for actions under his official duties as president.

Judge Tanya Chutkan of the US District Court in Washington was appointed by former President Barack Obama. Her father, Winston Chutkan, is a doctor of Indo-Jamaican descent, and her mother, Noel, is an Afro-Jamaican who was a principal dancer in the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. According to Britannica, Tanya Chutkan’s great-grandfather was taken to Jamaica from India as an indentured laborer and her father was born on a sugar plantation.

The court assigned to Chutkan, a US District Court judge in Washington, faces the complex task of applying this exemption to the four-count criminal indictment brought by special counsel Jack Smith. “This is certainly one of the most challenging trial court responsibilities I’ve had in my lifetime. It will be a roadmap for future prosecution of the case,” said Paul Grimm, a former federal judge at Duke.

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