late wrote:And who exactly gets to make the decision about amicus briefs? Yeah, Sullivan...
We're seeing that might not be the case now. Sullivan has until June 1st to show cause. He's getting the standard 10 days. It will be interesting to see his reply to the appellate court.
late wrote:This is precisely the sort of thing that winds up in the SC precisely because it's not the simple little case you wish it was.
Sullivan will lose if it goes before SCOTUS.
Tainari88 wrote:Trump has stacked the Supreme Court with his cronies.
He's appointed 2 of 9 justices. That's hardly stacking the court.
Tainari88 wrote:If Trump gets another four years he might have the possibility of putting in two more far right nightmare judges and if Sonia Sotomayor's diabetes kills her off quick? You are looking at a vast majority of young far right judges. it is fucking over. The law of the land will favor the corporate uber plutocrats.
It already does favor the plutocrats. Arguably, it always has. He will however ultimately kill off social legislation forced on the US by the court for the next 30 years, which would be a good thing. It would be even better if they overturn Roe v. Wade and Obergefell among other shitty decisions just to make legislators have to earn their paychecks.
Doug64 wrote:Assuming it isn't a new issue or overruling previous precedent, when the Supreme Court makes a 9-0 ruling it is a simple case, and the fact it even made it to the Supreme Court at all means someone farther up the line made a serious blunder.
Exactly. They smacked down the Ninth Circuit yet again.
ingliz wrote:Flynn and Turkey...
In March 2017, Flynn and his consulting firm retroactively registered as foreign agents working on behalf Turkey.
Turkey is part of NATO.
Godstud wrote:Trump cultists and Republicans don't mind traitors.
You're Canadian. You wouldn't understand. Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Paine, etc. were all traitors to the British Crown.
ingliz wrote:Under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32(e), a defendant does not have an absolute right to withdraw his or her guilty plea prior to sentencing.
That's true. Do you think that's a good thing? It's no longer germaine to the case, because the DoJ is dropping the case. The judge is doing his level best to say "objection your honor," except he's the judge.
SpecialOlympian wrote: He is nothing but a violent prostitute who will sell his services to anyone, like a common whore.
What's your beef against prostitutes?
ingliz wrote:It's complete bollocks and should be laughed out of court.
By the objection of what interested party?
ingliz wrote:The only good thing to come out of it - At least they are not pretending now that all are equal under the law and we get to see what a complete sham your justice system is.
Indeed. The NeverTrumpers have done irreparable harm to the reputation of the United States.
late wrote:The watergate prosecutors were not trying to compare this case to Watergate, at least not in that way.
The reason to have Watergate prosecutors was so that the media would compare it to Watergate. I was a little kid during Watergate. Millennials don't even know what Watergate is, let alone why the media always puts "gate" after every scandal, proving their sheer lack of creativity ought to have seen them flunk out of journalism school. ... and yes, Trump is to be chided for "Obamagate," because putting "gate" after anything is just dumb.
jimjam wrote:I have to wonder what Donald and his propaganda apparatus (Rush, Sean, Hindsite & Bj #21) have to say about this.
If Biden is elected, he will never exercise presidential power. So I guess you could say Biden is being honest.
Hindsite wrote:Judge Sullivan is also ordered by the DC Circuit Court to respond to General Flynn’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus by June 1, 2020.
It's fun isn't it? I'm sure he's not looking forward to this. I'll bet his Watergate prosecutors or that Clinton judge are already writing his response.
"If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black."
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