Trump urges Supreme Court to act before his sentencing

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Former President Trump on Sunday called on the Supreme Court to act ahead of his July sentencing after he was found guilty on 34 felony counts in his New York City hush money trial.

Trump, in a post on Truth Social, complained that his sentencing in the New York case is scheduled for days before the start of Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., where the GOP is set to formally nominate him for president.

The former president on Sunday attacked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D), who brought the charges against him, and Judge Juan Merchan, who oversaw the trial, and argued it was unfair those two “will make a decision which will determine the future of our Nation.”

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“The United States Supreme Court MUST DECIDE!” Trump posted.

Trump last week became the first former U.S. president to become a convicted felon after a jury of 12 New Yorkers found him guilty on all counts of falsifying business records to conceal alleged affairs during his 2016 campaign.

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The former president could face jail time, but first-time offenders on charges like Trump’s are rarely incarcerated. Bragg declined to say whether prosecutors will seek jail time for the former president, insisting that prosecutors would speak through their court filings in coming weeks.

Trump is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11. He has said he will appeal the guilty verdict, which would go to a higher New York court.

His plea for the Supreme Court to intervene comes as the high court is already weighing a separate case in which the former president has argued he should be immune from prosecution over his actions after the 2020 election when he tried to subvert the results.

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If the conservative-majority court agrees with Trump on that case, many of his other pending criminal indictments could unwind. Even if the court does not go that far, its decision could delay actions in several of Trump’s cases beyond the November election.

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