Mark Levin tells Trump to file emergency appeal with the Supreme Court

 May 30, 2024

The jury in former President Donald Trump's New York hush-money trial voted on Thursday to convict him of 34 counts of falsifying business records.

Yet even before the bombshell verdict was read, one commentator suggested that Trump should appeal his case to the Supreme Court. 

Levin points to jurisdictional issues

According to Breitbart, conservative radio host and former Regan administration attorney Mark Levin made the case for doing so in a social media post on Wednesday.

Levin accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of having "taken up a case in which there is exclusive FEDERAL JURISDICTION (involving the Federal Election Campaign Act)."

This was done even though "the federal agencies with authority over enforcing federal campaign laws, the Federal Election Commission and the Southern District of New York/U.S. attorney's office, declined to bring charges."

Levin advises Trump to seek emergency relief from Supreme Court

Levin was referring to Bragg's claim that Trump's alleged hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels constituted an illegal campaign expenditure despite the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finding otherwise.

He also pointed out that Judge Juan Merchan's daughter works as a political consultant for Democratic politicians and has used the former president's trial to raise money.

Levin thus alleged that the case "is not only a federal constitutional equal protection violation" as well as "violated the federal constitutionally protected due process rights of the future Republican nominee for president."

"Furthermore, the voters are to determine the federal election outcome without the interference of a state court attempting to influence the result," the lawyer stressed.

He went on to "strongly encourage" the former president's legal team "to seek an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Trump to be sentenced days before GOP convention

Levin based that recommendation on Bush v. Gore, the 2000 election case in which America's highest judicial body intervened to stop a state court from "changing the Florida voting system on the fly, thereby violating the EQUAL PROTECTION rights of the Florida voters."

Fox News reported on Thursday that Trump's sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place on July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention.

"This was a rigged, disgraceful trial. The real verdict is going to be November 5th by the people," the former president was quoted as telling reporters.

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