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‘Troll’: Experts pan MAGA claims Trump to get ‘mistrial’ after judge notifies of Facebook post

Legal experts are doubtful a letter sent to defense and prosecution attorneys in Donald Trump’s now-concluded New York criminal trial will ultimately turn his guilty verdict into a “mistrial.” Friday afternoon Judge Juan Merchan notified both parties of a comment posted to the New York Unified Court System’s Facebook page apparently one day before the […]

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Defendants in Merchan’s courtroom say toughness of sentences depends on level of ‘respect’

According to past defendants who have had their criminal trials overseen by New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, a guilty defendant’s sentence depends entirely on their level of respect for the courtroom and how remorseful they are after the verdict is announced. The Daily Beast recently interviewed several past defendants who Merchan sentenced in […]

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‘It has to stop’: Prosecutors say Trump violated Merchan’s gag order 7 times this week

Prosecutors have hit a major snag in the jury selection process in former President Donald Trump’s first criminal trial — Trump himself. Already, two jurors empaneled earlier this week were let go. One was dismissed over a prior arrest for tearing down political posters, but another’s excusal may have been due to the former president’s […]

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Bragg urges Judge Merchan to punish Trump for ‘extreme and deliberate’ abuse of gag order

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is asking Judge Juan Merchan to enforce his own gag order against former President Donald Trump in a new filing submitted to the court on Tuesday. Bragg’s filing — which was first posted to Bluesky by freelance legal reporter Joshua Friedman — accused the former president of blatantly disregarding Judge […]