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by chancery
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: E. Jean Carroll v. Trump: NYS Supreme Court: Re Alleged Rape; Defamation
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: E. Jean Carroll v. Trump: NYS Supreme Court: Re Alleged Rape; Defamation

I don't know what things are like in your neck of the woods, but in my small, niche practice which primarily serves ordinary people, I spend an inordinate amount of time explaining to people that "being angry about something someone said or did" is not a favored cause of action. Oh, I'm quite famil...
by chancery
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: E. Jean Carroll v. Trump: NYS Supreme Court: Re Alleged Rape; Defamation
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: E. Jean Carroll v. Trump: NYS Supreme Court: Re Alleged Rape; Defamation

I was truly unaware that "defamation" must have a monetary element attached. * * * That is the main thing that civil lawsuits are for. * * * A compensable injury is a required element of a lawsuit. If someone "did something bad" and it didn't hurt me in any way that is calculable in dollars and cen...
by chancery
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 126
Views: 4010

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/515256-atlantic-article-on-donald-trump-leaves-us-with-sad-tale-over-trust?fbclid=IwAR1XLxJgcfpvQ1AKNeh6d7TecKvfT2XxtNCzJO6PRIXUxWgawRVYQ19pCMs Typical anti-anti-trump article by Jonathan Turley. He acknowledges that “Trump has made a long line of such unbelie...
by chancery
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

* * * Not necessarily. He wasn't issued a summons to come to court, he was asked for an interview, which he declined through counsel on the basis of his Constitutional right not to be compelled to incriminate himself. Actually, he and others were issued subpoenas to testify. He and others were also...
by chancery
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

Popehat has one of his good explainers, in a new format. https://popehat.substack.com/p/can-eric-trump-take-the-fifth-in So: Eric can refuse to testify, but he has to show up and refuse question by question, and he almost certainly can’t refuse to produce documents on behalf of the corporation. Also...
by chancery
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry
Replies: 35
Views: 1477

Re: The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry

If so, then chancery is correct that it makes no sense for Mary Trump not to have filed suit yet. My speculative guess is that her lawyers have advised against it. Mary Trump is in a tough situation with respect to obtaining redress for the division of her grandfather's estate. She was apparently t...
by chancery
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

IANACrL, but I thought that having your lawyer write a letter explaining that you won't comply with a subpoena "pursuant to those rights afforded to every individual under the Constitution" doesn't constitute taking the fifth or shield you from prosecution for contempt. Doesn't the witness have to s...
by chancery
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry
Replies: 35
Views: 1477

Re: The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry

That's also what Mary Trump's counsel wrote in their brief in opposition to Robert Trump's motion for a preliminary injunction against publication of Too Much and Never Enough.
by chancery
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry
Replies: 35
Views: 1477

Re: The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry

I believed at the time I read Mary L. Trump’s book, and I still believe, that her end game is to get her father’s share of her grandfather’s estate for herself and her brother. But what's the plan? If Mary Trump and her brother were cheated out of their father's share of Fred Trump's estate, it hap...
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

I see that the counsel list on the District Attorney's Supreme Court brief includes * * * six lawyers from the DA's office. For the record, and because I at least find it interesting, Carey Dunn, Vance's counsel of record who argued in the Supreme Court, is indeed a member of the Attorney General's...
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

I'm a detail person, a lover of minutiae. :lovestruck: Here’s my own little conspiracy theory about Weisselberg: I believe that he has been cooperating in a generously forthcoming way with some other trump investigation/grand jury case, and he has been doing so for a couple of years now. Weisselber...
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

I don't know how often the NYDA appears before the 2d Cir., but: yes. Notwithstanding the media portrayal, the Klaymans and the Cohens are professional outliers. Hmm, good point. :oops: I was conflating the District Attorney's office with the separate New York City Corporation Counsel, which handle...
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

Having said that, didn't the 2d Cir. set argument for September? Even counting only business days, it seems like there will be a gap between the DA's voluntary "stay" (forbearance) and court action. The court is implicitly advising the District Attorney to extend the period of forbearance. Since th...
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

What Bob said.

[Insert arbitrarily large number] percent of litigation success is not shooting yourself in the foot.

Edit: Especially in a hyper-politicized environment.
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related
Replies: 1021
Views: 75549

Re: Investigations in New York State of Trump and Related

That's surely part of it. But it's also shrewdness and respect for the court. Once the district attorney's office gets a look at the returns, the dispute will become moot to a certain degree (but see below). Courts don't like being forced to make a hasty decision on an issue that can't be undone, an...
by chancery
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Kamala Devi Harris's Eligibility
Topic: Who will file the first Harris birther lawsuit? [SPOILER: Laity!]
Replies: 400
Views: 9978

Re: Who will file the first Harris birther lawsuit?

bob wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:03 pm mau mau'ing flak catchers.
Ah, one of my favorite phrases.
by chancery
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: THE EXTENSIONS ARE FIXED
Replies: 382
Views: 7795

Re: I TOLD YOU THIS WAS HAPPENING

ZekeB wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:00 am Meh. The original avatar is classic Sterngard. Tis the only avatar I've ever seen you with. If you change your avatar it would be like you growing a beard - I wouldn't recognize you.
:like:
by chancery
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's pardons
Replies: 255
Views: 19962

Re: All the President's pardons

That's a state prosecution. Trump's has no direct power over it, although he could ask Barr to launch an investigation into "civil liberties" violations by the city of St. Louis.
by chancery
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 3216
Views: 178565

Re: Michael Cohen

I'm conflicted, because I really hate the notion of attorneys writing books about their clients. :like: On the other hand, when you hire an attorney to do expressly unethical things (which Trump plainly did with Cohen), it should hardly surprise you when their lack of ethics extends to divulging yo...
by chancery
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5567
Views: 393779

Re: Rest in Peace

I thought the blocks anecdote was sharp but fair. The obituary as a whole, however, reads to me like a rushed job. I suspect that there’s a grim awareness throughout the NYT that the Clinton hating, Maggie Haberman’s access journalism, and the thousands of punches they’ve pulled in their Trump cover...
by chancery
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5567
Views: 393779

Re: Rest in Peace

The New York Times obituary is brutal, from start to a somewhat (imo) heavy-handed finish. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/15/us/politics/robert-s-trump-dead.html Edit: I've just downloaded the current version, in case it gets revised. Edit2: I wouldn't want to spend the time and effort necessary fo...
by chancery
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: It's KAMALA!
Replies: 100
Views: 2296

Re: It's KAMALA!

Northland10 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:34 pm How do you read WKA as excluding birthright citizenship? If it were, wouldn't that mean that WKA was not a citizen of any type? Yet, they let him stay.
Dishonestly. Mike Dunford explains: https://twitter.com/questauthority/stat ... 5520864256

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