Judges weigh early release for Sam Bankman-Fried as lawyers push First Amendment issues: Report

A three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reportedly taken arguments from lawyers representing former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) under advisement in considering releasing him from jail prior to his October trial. 

SBF’s defense team and the U.S. Attorney’s office were each given roughly five minutes to argue before a panel of judges on Sept. 19. One of the judges reportedly claimed the SBF legal team’s First Amendment argument “has no play…

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