Bradley attorney Elisha Kobre was quoted in an ABC News story on former President Trump’s indictment, which accuses him of falsely claiming election fraud to incite national anger and mistrust and overturn the 2020 election results.
Kobre said that Trump and his attorneys might make free speech a central part of his defense. By saying he believed the validity of his claims, Trump and his advisors open more legal avenues for defense against the indictment.
Kobre said Trump and his advisors may argue that his beliefs and statements about the outcome of the election fall within his First Amendment rights. "How constitutional rights are implicated is definitely going to be a challenge," he noted.
The full story was published by ABC News on August 1, 2023.