• May 29, 2024

January 6th Defendant Released Early After Supreme Court Takes Case That Could Shorten Sentence

“In that case, Seefried will be left serving only his sentences for the four misdemeanor convictions. But, by the time his appeal has concluded, those custodial sentences will have likely concluded,” he wrote.

McFadden indicated that Seefried’s misdemeanor sentence would end by May 31, 2024, suggesting his release around that time as a one-year sentence should suffice.

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review former President Donald Trump’s case on presidential immunity. Oral arguments are set for April 25, with a decision expected by June.

Trump’s legal team will assert his immunity from prosecution in a case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith in Washington, D.C., regarding election interference allegations.

The criminal trial in Judge Tanya Chutkan’s court has been paused awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling.

In requesting the review, Trump’s team argued in court documents that “if the prosecution of a President is upheld, such prosecutions will recur and become increasingly common, ushering in destructive cycles of recrimination.”

“Criminal prosecution, with its greater stigma and more severe penalties, imposes a far greater ‘personal vulnerability’ on the President than any civil penalty,” the request continues, according to Fox News. “The threat of future criminal prosecution by a politically opposed Administration will overshadow every future President’s official acts — especially the most politically controversial decisions.”

Trump’s request also says that the president’s “political opponents will seek to influence and control his or her decisions via effective extortion or blackmail with the threat, explicit or implicit, of indictment by a future, hostile Administration, for acts that do not warrant any such prosecution.”

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The Daily Allegiant