Appellate court overturns New York judge's anti-Trump ruling

October 7, 2023
Robert Ayers

A New York appellate court has just ruled in favor of former President Donald Trump - albeit partially. 

On the one hand, according to CNN, the New York appellate court "rejected Donald Trump’s attempt to stop the ongoing $250 million civil fraud trial."

But, on the other hand, the outlet reports that the appellate court "temporarily halted the process of breaking up the former president’s businesses."

What this means is that, for now, Trump will not have to give up his business license in New York and he will not have to have to hand over his New York businesses to the state to be sold.


This regards the case that has been brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D). In case you are unfamiliar with James, she literally campaigned on a promise to use the American legal system to go after Trump, and, now, she is following through on this promise.

James has accused Trump of having committed civil fraud by purposely overvaluing his worth and the worth of his assets on bank forms to obtain loans.

If it wasn't bad enough that Trump has a biased attorney general after him, the case is also being overseen by a biased judge - Judge Arthur Engoron - who has been described as a "clubhouse Democrat."

Engoron, before the trial even began, found Trump guilty of fraud and ordered Trump to give up his New York business license and hand over his New York businesses. Now, this order has been halted, albeit temporarily.

"Politically-motivated persecution"

On Truth Social, Trump posted a statement by the Trump Organization celebrating the appellate court's ruling.

"We thank the Appellate Division for staying the NY Attorney General's and Judge Engoron's overzealous attempt to cancel our New York business certificates," the organization wrote.

It continued, "Judge Engoron's order erroneously sought to adjudicate the rights of non-party business entities that employ nearly 1,000 hard-working New Yorkers, have never been accused of any wrongdoing, and were never given their day in court - in clear violation of the fundamental Constitutional rights and Due Process."

The organization concluded, "We will continue to vigorously defend our company and our incredible employees from this politically-motivated persecution."

The unfortunate truth is that Trump still has a long way to go in this case - not to mention the countless other politically motivated cases that have been brought against him. But, this ruling from the appellate court is certainly a step in the right direction.

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