BREAKING NEWS: Second Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Bond Pending Appeal in the Douglass Mackey Meme case
Statement from Mackey:
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals just overruled the District Court in granting our motion for bond pending appeal. This ruling is huge because it means that the appeals court decided that my appeal presents "substantial" and "debatable" issues of law that, if resolved in my favor, will result in my conviction being vacated. The prosecution, on the other hand, argued that my appeal was frivolous and that this was a typical election crime case like any other in U.S. history. This is a very encouraging step towards vindication.
Here is the full text of the court order:
Case Name: United States of America v. Mackey
Case Number: 23-7577
MOTION ORDER, granting motion for release pending appeal, at docket entry 16 Mackey’s surrender date is stayed. The District Court is ordered to determine the appropriate terms of release, without prejudice to the government’s making a future request for detention, on behalf of Appellant Douglass Mackey, It is further ordered that this appeal is expedited. Mackey’s initial brief will be due on or before January 5, 2024. The government’s response will be due on or before February 5, 2024. Mackey’s reply brief will be due on or before February 20, 2024. The Clerk is directed to calendar this appeal as soon as practicable after February 20, 2024, GEL, MHP, OAW*, *Judge Omar A. Williams, of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, sitting by designation, FILED. [Entered: 12/04/2023 02:41 PM]
If Mackey loses the appeal in the Second Circuit, he will swiftly file an appeal with the Supreme Court.
President Trump even chimed in and slammed the radical Democrats for attempting to throw Mackey in jail for memes.
Mackey, who had 58,000 Twitter followers, posted memes in September and November of 2016 to post memes that supporters for the Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could vote for her by text message or social media post.
Mackey was sentenced to prison by a leftist judge.