Judge Merchan to allow Trump access to private info

by | Apr 18, 2024

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President Trump and his legal team have been granted access to private information by the judge overseeing his criminal case in New York. This decision came after multiple jurors expressed apprehension about their identities being disclosed.

Trump's legal team raised objections to the removal of employer-related questions from the questionnaire, arguing that the prosecution was aware of the potential issues before jury selection commenced. They contended that it was unfair for the court to suddenly rule out access to this information.

On Thursday, Judge Merchan ruled in favor of Trump's attorneys, agreeing that it was “necessary” for the legal counsel to have access to the current and previous employers of potential jurors. He also determined that such details did not need to be made public by the press.

By the end of the day, the jury count reached 12 jurors and one alternate. The court intends to select the remaining five alternates on Friday to ensure that opening remarks can proceed as planned on Monday.

Source: Newsweek

 

 

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