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What to know as appeals court hears Trump's immunity claim in election interference case

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s latest legal battle will take place in a Washington courtroom on Tuesday as the former president attempts to quash his prosecution over efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election that culminated in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.


A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments on Trump’s claim that he has absolute immunity from prosecution because of his status as president at the time.


Trump himself plans to be in attendance at the federal courthouse just a few blocks from the Capitol complex.


Here’s what to know ahead of the arguments: