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Sunday, December 03, 2023

A federal judge has dismissed a pair of arguments from Donald Trump's legal team, striking down an argument that the former president has blanket immunity in the election interference case proceedings against him.

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... "Defendant's four-year service as Commander in Chief did not bestow on him the divine right of kings to evade the criminal accountability that governs his fellow citizens," Chutkan wrote while denying the first of two motions. ...

"It is well established that the First Amendment does not protect speech that is used as an instrument of a crime, and consequently the Indictment -- which charges Defendant with, among other things, making statements in furtherance of a crime -- does not violate Defendant's First Amendment rights," Chutkan ruled. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-03 01:28 PM | Reply

Another of Trump's attempts to weasel out of his problems restricting him from being able to rabble rouse against the court now causing him to lose his best weapon, that of speech to arouse those unbalanced enough to try and go after the court officers. He's hoping to throw enough legal mud at the wall in hopes something will stick, releasing him from his bind of using his favorite weapon.

#2 | Posted by BBQ at 2023-12-03 02:10 PM | Reply

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