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Thu May 23, 2024, 05:20 PM May 23

Appeals court denies defense's bid for judge's recusal [View all]

Source: ABC News

New York's Appellate Division has upheld Judge Juan Merchan's decision not to recuse himself from former President Trump's hush money case.

Trump's defense team had sought Merchan's recusal based on his daughter's work for a consulting firm with Democratic clients.

A panel of appellate judges ruled that Trump failed to prove the judge overstepped his authority by denying a defense motion for recusal.

"Petitioner has failed to establish that the court acted in excess of its jurisdiction by denying his motion," today's order said. "Petitioner also has not established that he has a clear right to recusal."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/live-updates/trump-hush-money-trial/i-wont-change-the-law-judge-tells-defense-regarding-jury-charge-110444898?id=110388136

They also denied Trump's request for change of venue.
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