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Joseph A. Hayden, Jr. Quoted in InsiderNJ on Federal Appeals Court Denying Trump Immunity


Joseph A. Hayden, Jr., co-chair of the Criminal Defense and Investigations practices at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., was quoted extensively by InsiderNJ in an article titled “Trump Denied Immunity." The article discusses the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejecting Donald’s Trump broad claim of immunity from prosecution for acts committed as president in connection with the attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, leading to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

InsiderNJ Legal Analyst Joe Hayden broke down the decision.

“This scholarly, scathing unanimous decision rejects every one of Trump’s arguments as baseless,” said Hayden.

“I was almost embarrassed for Trump’s lawyers,” he added. “It is very significant that this opinion was returned relatively quickly.”

What will happen?

“The Trump people are trying to run the clock, and they will certainly appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Because of how substantial the opinion is, the Supreme Court might not take the case, he added.

“This decision not only puts Jack Smith in the ballgame for getting this case tried in the spring, but it gives him a 50-50 chance. …It is a major step but not the final step,” said Hayden.

To read the full InsiderNJ article, click here.

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