Constitutional law professors from some of the nation’s most prestigious law schools say former President Donald Trump should not escape liability for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

“Trump … seeks to invoke the immunity doctrine as an absolute shield from damages liability for unofficial conduct that allegedly sought to serve his own private interests as a candidate for office by forcibly interfering with the constitutionally mandated functions of Congress,” argued University of Michigan Law School professor Evan Caminker, Harvard Law School’s Vicki Jackson and Daphna Renan, Fordham University School of Law professor Andrew Kent, Sheldon Nahmod from Chicago-Kent College of Law and Peter Shane from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in an amicus brief filed Friday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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