Fox News Panel Questions If Supreme Court Will ‘Step In’ On New York Trump Case

Fox News host Laura Ingraham and two legal experts discuss the potential for the Supreme Court to step in on former President Donald Trump’s New York case following his sentencing.

Legal analyst Sol Wisenberg and Chris Landau, former clerk for two Supreme Court justices, appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss the aftermath of Trump’s guilty verdict. Ingraham asked, “But in this case, this is extraordinary and historic. Does that then give impetus to the court to step in where they might not have wanted to and in another event?”

Wisenberg expressed skepticism, stating that it would be an “incredible long shot” unless Judge Juan Merchan imposed conditions on Trump’s release that significantly interfered with his election campaign, potentially raising a constitutional issue.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) also chimed in on the matter, saying, “I do believe the Supreme Court should step in.” Johnson added that many of the justices, whom he knows personally, are “deeply concerned” about the situation and will likely “set this straight,” although it may take some time.

Ingraham raised the possibility of Judge Merchan imposing restrictions on Trump’s ability to campaign outside of New York, which Wisenberg acknowledged could give the Supreme Court a “hook” to intervene, albeit still a long shot.

Landau emphasized the extraordinary and unprecedented nature of the case, arguing that the Supreme Court is “uniquely qualified to recognize the compelling federal interest here.” He expressed concern about Trump spending the next six weeks waiting for sentencing, likening it to the former president sitting in Judge Merchan’s court with a “kick me sign on his back.”

The discussions around potential Supreme Court involvement come amid scrutiny of the court’s most conservative members, particularly Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, regarding their ability to impartially consider decisions related to Trump and the 2020 election.

As the Trump case continues to unfold, the question of whether the Supreme Court will step in remains a topic of intense speculation and debate.