New York choose denies Trump’s immunity declare in hush cash case | EUROtoday

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A Manhattan choose denied Donald Trump’s efforts to have his felony trial delayed on presidential immunity grounds, saying the previous president’s submitting was “untimely.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Juan Merchan submitted a six-page submitting denying Mr Trump’s last-ditch effort to delay the trial regarding alleged hush-money funds even additional after Mr Trump’s staff efficiently delayed the trial 30 days.

Mr Trump submitted the movement on 7 March, asking Judge Merchan to delay the trial till after the US Supreme Court decides whether or not the presidential immunity defence applies to felony costs in opposition to sitting or former presidents.

The Supreme Court is ready to listen to arguments in that case on 25 April however will possible not concern a call for days or perhaps weeks after arguments. Judge Merchan had already set the felony trial date for 15 April.

Judge Merchan mentioned the previous president had a “myriad” of alternatives to file his movement on presidential immunity however selected to not, claiming it was “strategically” carried out.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a marketing campaign occasion in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, April 2, 2024.


Mr Trump has invoked the presidential immunity defence in practically all of his upcoming felony trials.

He added that the court docket wouldn’t contemplate “whether the doctrine of presidential immunity precludes the introduction of evidence of purported official presidential acts in a criminal proceeding,”

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