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Dershowitz predicts Bannon convictions will be overturned

Convictions are unconstitutional because jury was comprised of “probably 97 percent Trump haters,” Alan Dershowitz says.

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz | Harvard Crimson

July 23, 2022 5:43pm

Updated: July 24, 2022 10:34am

Famed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is predicting that ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress conviction by a jury will be overturned on constitutional grounds.

Friday’s convictions are “entirely in violation of the Constitution” in part because the jury was comprised of “probably 97 percent Trump haters,” Dershowitz told Newsmax.

”The only provision of the Constitution, which appears basically twice, is trial by jury in and in front of a fair jury,” he explained.

”Number one, he didn’t have a fair jury. Number two, the judge took his defenses away from him,” he added.