The Supreme Court of the United States has come under fire for what critics see as an unnecessary delay in the case of former President Donald Trump’s immunity claim.

The justices announced on Feb. 28 that it would be late April before they considered whether Trump should be immune from being prosecuted for crimes committed while he was in office — his defense against the Jan. 6 charges.

Of course I would like to see the former president held accountable for his part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. It is frustrating that the process is taking so long. And the timing of the late April hearing does help Trump, since it means the court’s decision is likely to come in late June and his trial will have to start even later.