Judge Chutkan Gives Donald Trump a Lifeline

Posted on AllSides October 31st, 2023
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Judge Tanya Chutkan offered former President Donald Trump some reassurance in her newest ruling, blocking the Department of Justice from sending him to jail for violating his gag order in his federal election interference case.

In the footnote of her Sunday opinion reinstating the gag order, Chutkan denied a request from federal prosecutors asking her to incorporate the order into Trump's conditions of release.

"Even assuming that request is procedurally proper, the court concludes that granting it is not necessary to effectively enforce the Order at this time," she wrote....

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