Federal Appeals Court Pauses Graham Testimony Subpoena

Tells district court to modify subpoena language

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a district court’s subpoena was not worded well enough to order Senator Lindsey Graham to appear before a grand jury, temporarily pausing the subpoena. The district court had ordered Senator Graham to testify for the grand jury probing former President Trump’s alleged interference in the 2020 election, but the senator from South Carolina appealed their subpoena. He stated that the Constitution’s Speech and Debate Clause prevents him from testifying about his work as a politician.

The circuit court agreed with Senator Graham’s argument but rejected his request to totally block the subpoena. The three-judge panel ruled that the Speech and Debate Clause does protect him from this subpoena, but does not protect him from testifying altogether. They told the district court to either quash the subpoena or modify it in light of the Constitutional clause.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Graham to be discerning as he fulfills his role in the U.S. Senate.
  • For the judges of the district court as they review or modify the subpoena.
  • For U.S. elections to be protected and secured from fraud and interference.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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