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Judge Hasn’t Ruled on Trump’s Graduation Request

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Facts and Fact Checking, Fact Check, Justice, Donald Trump
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On the first day of his criminal fraud trial in New York, former President Donald Trump requested that the judge not hold court proceedings on May 17 — the day of his youngest son’s high school graduation. The judge did not rule on the request, saying he preferred to wait to see how the trial unfolds.

But the Trump family and conservative commentators — relying on the former president’s confusing and contradictory remarks about his request — wrongly attacked New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan for banning or prohibiting the defendant...

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