Jonathan Turley: Supreme Court Will Overturn Trump’s Conviction

Constitutional law scholar Professor Jonathan Turley has offered his expert opinion on how he expects the U.S. Supreme Court will rule regarding President Donald Trump’s recent conviction in New York.

Turley predicts that Trump’s guilty verdict will be overturned by the Supreme Court.

However, he warns that the high court won’t rule on the case “before the election.”

The George Washington University Law professor told Fox News on Monday that Trump’s trial is full of “reversible error.”

Explaining the case, Turley said:

“Few people outside of Manhattan have a lot of faith in the New York system right now, so far president Trump may have some slow sliding initially on appeal, that many of us see layers of reversible error here, and it could end up in front of the Supreme Court.

Legal experts across the political spectrum have reacted in shock to how the trial played out, with political bias infecting the process at every step.

During the trial, Turley was in the court to observe much of the extreme bias that wasn’t reported by the corporate media.

“I personally don’t see how this verdict can be sustained,” Turley said.

“I was in that courtroom and I was shocked by how the court was ruling.

“I would hope that eventually — maybe not initially, that eventually, an appeal will prevail and the verdict will be thrown out,” he said.

Unfortunately, the appeal is not likely to be resolved before the election, Turley said.

The long appeal process will leave Democrats free to pummel Trump as a “convicted felon” even if the verdict is ultimately overturned.

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“You could certainly make that three-point shot,” he said.

“I would bet against it.

“The Supreme Court has ruled against Jack Smith trying to short-circuit his case against Trump.

“They basically said stay in the lane, stay with regular order.

“They’re probably going to take the same position here and say there’s a lot of issues here, get the New York courts a chance to do the right thing, and eventually the court will get it, but it is unlikely this will be resolved before the election.”


Turley expanded on the reasons for the appeal in a column for The Hill.

The law professor cites bias from the judge, the “unprecedented” prosecution theory, “unclear” charges, the judge’s decision to let prejudicial testimony into the record, and improper jury instructions that did not require unanimity.

“The Supreme Court has repeatedly emphasized that the requirement of unanimity in criminal convictions is sacrosanct in our system,” Turley wrote.

“While there was unanimity that the business records were falsified to hide or further a second crime, there was no express finding of what that crime may have been.”

The political fallout of the verdict is so far unclear.

However, it has energized Trump’s base while fueling a dramatic surge in fundraising for his campaign.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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