NY Justice Merchan Had ‘Very Narrow Authority’ to Allow Evidence of Immunized Acts, With Mistrial Likely: Legal Analyst

Former President Donald Trump’s sentencing in his business records case in New York will now be delayed to at least Sept. 18. This is because of complications brought about by the Supreme Court’s ruling that gives presidents immunity for official acts.

NTD speaks to Gerard Filitti, a senior counsel at The Lawfare Project, who says New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan had “very narrow authority” in determining whether the evidence involving now immunized actions could stand. Mr. Filitti says a mistrial is the most likely outcome—which would require a new trial to be held.