Bannon Files Emergency Order To Avoid Prison

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( – Steve Bannon, a former presidential adviser, filed an emergency request in order to delay the start of his prison sentence while he appeals the case against him. 

Last week, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ordered Bannon to start his four-month sentence on July 1st. Bannon has been imprisoned for defying a subpoena from the House Jan. 6th select committee. 

On Tuesday, night Bannon’s legal team filed a 36-page motion where he pushed for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to pause the start of the sentence by June 18th. They further indicated that if it was needed they were planning on bringing an emergency request to the Supreme Court. 

In the motion, which was obtained by The Hill, they add that Bannon’s landmark case has garnered international attention. If the panel’s decision continues to stand it would have a lot of consequences on the separation of powers. 

In the motion, they also warned that Bannon was intending to push forward all of the appeals he still has in the case and has retained experienced Supreme Court counsel for this. They added that until then Bannon is requesting from the course to pause the prison sentence. 

Bannon previously attempted to appeal the case’s ruling, however, that attempt was denied. He was originally found guilty in 2022 by a federal jury and was later sentenced to spend four months in prison. Bannon faced two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents and sit for a deposition. 

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