Judge Merchan faces critical decisions as Trump’s trial nears its end

NEW YORK — It’s almost time for the judge to instruct the jury.

New York Supreme Court Justice Juan M. Merchan is approaching a critical juncture in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, one that has tripped up more than a few judges over the years and provided an avenue for defendants to successfully appeal a conviction: the jury charge.

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