New York v. Trump: Merchan delays sentencing hearing until September

The likely Republican nominee asked Judge Juan Merchan to delay former President Trump's sentence in New York v. Trump until September without objection from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.   

After a six-week Bragg-led trial, Trump was convicted on all counts of first-degree business record falsification last month.   

Trump overturned his Manhattan criminal conviction when the Supreme Court ruled Monday that former presidents had significant immunity for government conduct.   

Sentencing was slated on July 11, days before the Republican National Convention, where he will be nominated for president. He requested a delay.   

On Tuesday morning, Bragg said Trump's request to reverse the ruling was unjustified but supported sentencing delays.   

Merchan postponed Trump's sentencing until September 18 at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday afternoon.   July 11, 2024 sentencing is vacated.   

Merchan notified Trump lawyers and New York prosecutors that the Court's decision will be made off-calendar on September 6, 2024, and punishment or other procedures will be deferred until September 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM.   

Merchan's finding follows the Supreme Court's 6-3 presidential immunity ruling in special counsel Jack Smith's federal prosecution of Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and 2020 election overturning claims.  

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