WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a temporary stay on the testimony of Sen. Lindsey Graham in a Georgia investigation into possible unlawful interference in the 2020 election by then-President Donald Trump and his allies in the election. ‘State.
The court left no legal hurdles for Graham to appear before a special grand jury, now scheduled for November 17.
But in an unsigned order, the justices noted that Graham could still raise objections to certain questions.
The South Carolina senator, one of Trump’s main allies, had argued that a provision of the Constitution, the speech and debate clause, prevented him from being compelled to testify.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had told judges that “delay resulting from a stay would inevitably be detrimental” to the grand jury investigation.
The lower courts had rejected Graham’s plea for a break while the legal case unfolded.
Tuesday’s order dissolved a temporary stay Judge Clarence Thomas had placed on the testimony while he and his colleagues weighed the arguments.