What Trump’s Guilty Verdict Means for the Rule of Law

June 7, 2024
Trump Verdict | First Liberty Insider

by Jorge Gomez • 1 min read

Last week, a jury found former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records relating to a non-disclosure agreement in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election.

Many think the Trump trial is an exercise in political persecution by one side to attack the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. So, is this the beginning of a slippery slope? Have we reached a point in America where it’s now okay to use the justice system against political opponents?

First Liberty President, CEO & Chief Counsel Kelly Shackelford explains why he’s worried about the dangerous legal precedent this sets, as are millions of Americans.

With 35 years as a constitutional lawyer and scholar, Shackelford gives us his take on how the guilty verdict could impact the rule of law, the Constitution, religious freedom and many of our most fundamental rights.

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