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1806, 02 Jul 24

Trump’s Sentencing Delayed

I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t see how the SCOTUS ruling would impact a state case about something that candidate Trump allegedly did. Even if one accepts the facts of the case, it would not be an official act of a president.

A New York judge has delayed Donald Trump’s sentencing until September as his lawyers seek to challenge his conviction after a Supreme Court ruling.

 

Trump was initially scheduled to be sentenced on 11 July.

 

His legal team asked for his conviction in a hush-money case to be overturned after the nation’s highest court ruled Monday that former presidents had partial immunity for “official” acts during their presidency.

 

Justice Juan Merchan said on Tuesday that he would issue a decision on the motions by 6 September.

 

If sentencing is necessary, the judge wrote, it will take place on 18 September.

Call me cynical, but I believe that the sentence will be in direct correlation to Trump’s position in the polls at that time.

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1806, 02 July 2024

1 Comment

  1. Craig List

    The issue is that some of the evidence used at trial were communications while Trump was in office, and are considered official acts. Roberts specifically mentions this in his opinion, that these types of things cannot be used in criminal trials if they are official acts. Could be grounds for a retrial.

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