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The Daily BeastJun 21, 2024
Steve Bannon's Latest Bid to Remain a Free Man Fails Miserably
Elizabeth Frantz/ReutersSteve Bannon's most recent effort to avoid his looming prison sentence did not go well.

The former Donald Trump adviser's lawyers had asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow Bannon to remain free while he appeals his contempt of Congress conviction related to his defiance of a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee. In a 2-1 vote, a panel of judges ruled that Bannon's case "does not warrant a departure from the general rule" that defendants start serving their sentence after conviction—meaning he's still expected to begin his four-month prison term on July 1.

Explaining the ruling, the judges said Bannon's request to stay out of jail while he fights his conviction up to the United States Supreme Court wasn't compelling because it's not likely the justices will agree with his argument. Judges Bradley Garcia, a Biden appointee, and Cornelia Pillard, an Obama appointee, wrote that Bannon has "no basis" to think the high court will be favorable to his case.

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