New York Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Trial Delay Request

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New York Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Trial Delay Request

2 Mins Read September, 09 2023 Posted by Debkanya Bhattacharya

A Court of Appeals in New York passes an order that will affect a Trump Trial that is set to take place on the 2nd of October. Much to the Trump supporters’ dismay, the order states that there will be no delay in the fraud trial of the former President of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump.

The trial in question is a civil fraud trial that will take place exactly as scheduled for October 2nd. This decision comes as a surprise to the Trump team. They had earlier accused the trial judge Chutkan of being prejudiced and biased against him. Trump and his legal team held that the Judge was acting out of personal bias and wrongly dismissing most of the cases against him.

The order of refusal came from a panel of five judges from the Appellate Division, which is a mid-level appeals court located in Manhattan. 

They jointly arrived at the conclusion that the Court would not postpone the trial.

A previous order was still in place by Justice David Friedman since September 14th. The panel of five judges decided to discontinue it. 

The earlier order had temporarily had asked for the trial to be on hold temporarily. Judge Friedman was apparently considering Trump’s motion. However, it is rather surprising to note that Justice Friedman was one of the five judges in the panel that delivered the refusal order.

The lawsuit stated that Trump committed fraud. It was initiated in September 2022 by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Through the petition, she accused Trump and his sons (adults), and their family business. the Trump Organization of “staggering fraud” related to property evaluations. 

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