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New York Judge Issues Response To Trump’s SCOTUS Request

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On Monday, the New York judger presiding over Donald Trump’s hush money trial said the former president is not permitted to attend arguments on presidential immunity at the Supreme Court next week.

The attempts by Trump to take off certain days of his hush money trial which is expected to last weeks, if not months, came as the first day of trial was officially underway in Manhattan. 

The decision to not allow Trump to be in Washington, D.C., on April 25, when the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on a presidential immunity claim Trump is making in his federal criminal case, came just before the New York trial adjourned Monday.

The Hill has more:

“Arguing before the Supreme Court is a big deal, and I can certainly appreciate why your client would want to be there, but a trial in New York Supreme Court … is also a big deal,” Judge Juan Merchan said to Trump lawyer Todd Blanche, rejecting his request to let the former president play hooky.

“I will see him here next week,” the judge added.

Under New York state law, Trump is required to attend the entirety of his trial unless he gets special permission from the judge to skip.

After court adjourned for the day, Trump suggested Merchan believes he is “superior” to the Supreme Court for preventing him from attending the high court’s oral arguments.

Merchan earlier delayed a decision on allowing Trump to attend his son Barron’s high school graduation in May.

2 COMMENTS

    • YEP AND HE HAS EVERY RIGHT. THIS TRIAL IS A HOAX, AS ITS ALREADY BEEN TRIED SEVERAL TIMES….2016, 2020 NOW 2024. bRAGGS INDICTED HIM IN MARCH 2023….ONE YEAR LATER…..I HOPE TRUMP DOES DEFY THIS A$$HOLE…..

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